Tree stolen from world's smallest park returns, thief not rooted out3/10/2013
OK, grand larceny, it wasn't. But Mill Ends Park in Portland, Ore., only has room for one tree, and someone's brazen theft of it left a gaping hole. Well, a little hole. The city's parks department didn't wait for a ransom demand. Petty cash was raided for $3.25 to buy a Douglas fir sapling at the nursery and the fragile ecosystem of the world's smallest park (just two feet in diameter) was restored. And so was our faith in humanity, sort of: The thief returned the uprooted tree hours later, and after some TLC at parks HQ, it'll be transplanted elsewhere, though it will have to adapt to being a little tree in a big park. [Source]
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