Photos: Campers Spray Paint Tree Trunks

August 3, 2013 | 26 Comments

Some camping aficionados took the Bermudian tradition of “marking your spot” to a whole new level, by spray painting markings on trees in the Kindley Field Road area in St George’s before Cup Match. Complaints were placed with the Department of Parks about the spray painting, which appeared late last week on around half a dozen trees.

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  1. Jim Bean says:

    What ignorant morons.

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  2. Jim Bean says:

    They should be forced to scrub them clean.

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  3. Really says:

    Disrespectful to say the least !

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  4. Farmer Giles says:

    Why expect more than grunts from pigs?

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  5. Ride says:

    Fine them then and there. If they are camped there then more than likely they damaged and defaced the tree. Get the police there while they camp and fine them. Haul them to court.

    Ride

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    • sonoso says:

      i bet you that is peanuts compared to the overall damage done over the past 4 days of all them lot camping there..

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  6. Honestly says:

    This is an unfortunate act! There was plenty of camping spaces along there as well as the beaches! I just think its selfish to spray paint on Bermuda's treasures! These people need to find someway to undo their unthoughtful act. Let this be a lesson to all locals! Visitors come to Bermuda for its beauty and this mess is a disgrace. I'm embarrassed that someone wanted a spot that bad to spray permanent paint. #simplythinkbeforeyouact

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    • Gerri C. says:

      I totally agree with you. This is terrible!!

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    • Prepared says:

      yep. kids these days. put 'em in jail wif some knittin' needles to make some yarnbombs. and they'd better be respectful and pastel. then slap their wrist wif a lil fine. like 250.00. and a ban from camping for two years.

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  7. Second says:

    Terrible and thoughtless. Why do some persons think they are entitled to do whatever they want without any thought for consequences? Truly idiotic! The few spoil it for others!

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    • Deliverance says:

      "Entitled to do whatever they want" is right on the money! Fine them the cost of a new palm and ban them from camping ANYWHERE for life. The sense of 'entitlement' that this portion of the community has is unbelievable! C'mon Dept of Parks.... grow a pair and DO SOMETHING to these a-holes.

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  8. So sad when some of our lacklustred citizens has "no batteries include" n think they can do as they damn well please. However, if the courts applied more stringent measures to offenders; then maybe n only maybe they will realise that they are NOT above the Law. And yes, Police should make it their business to charge the offenders according to the guidelines of defacement. We need to recognise that this type of behaviour is unacceptable n we whom try to abide by the law, should take a stand as this is OUR island home n we must perserve its beauty so that those whom will follow behind us may have something left to admire....... BOOK 'EM DANO. No warnings! No compromise! Set an example so that others will not do the same disrespectful thing. Shame on those who's batteries still ain't included. It takes just one....... Parks do ur part as well.

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  9. As mentioned further up by "Black Soil", "it shouldn't be too difficult figuring out who are responsible for the damages."
    Why hadn't the authorities i.e. Ag. & Fish. or who it is that's in charge of the Parks do the appropriate thing when they'd notice the trees damaged and charged the family camping there,(for the tearing the assss out of it?)

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  10. Ghetto says:

    Must be Ghetto Style!

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  11. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    if anyone thinks anyone is going to go after the people that did this you are day dreaming!
    far too many friends n family involved!

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  12. ISLANDER says:

    Saw the guy after he had done this - an older person at that. All they have to do is go to Ag and Fish to see who applied for camping permits along the stretch - BOOK AND SCRUB and refuse permits to anyone for that spot and others.

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