The Maple Tree found hacked eight days ago has died, according to Park Police.
In a brief statement issued this morning, Chief Inspector Maurice Addax of the Park Police’s Specist and Hate Crimes Unit (SHCU) said the Tree died at 11:07 last night. The death certificate has been signed by the Tree doctor who had attended the Tree since it was discovered on the morning of July 16.
“Our thoughts are with all Trees in The Park and with Jerzy Szop, who has been rendered homeless by this heinous act,” the statement said.
Inspector Addax also confirmed that the search for AnonyMoose, who has claimed responsibility for the hacking, is “active.”
“We are committing as many of our resources as possible to finding and apprehending AnonyMoose,” the inspector said in a short radio interview.
Meanwhile, mourners have begun to place flowers on the Tree stump and Park Police have sent a member of their elite BlueBird Guard to watch over the stump until it is removed on the weekend.