What kind of person attacks trees? Trees can't get away, so as a target they don't offer much sport. And even very large trees are easy enough for a puny human to destroy using our tools, fire, saws, axes (TPP can't bring himself to watch Ax men on TV.), even if tree took decades or centuries to grow. More likely certain trees represent something that certain people don't like. Still what nasty, small, cowardly people these are, totally thoughtless, totally without regard for nature. Sort of like people who throw bottles or stones through windows. Or the kind of people who run over turtles with their cars. Can you believe it?