Oak Tree Chopped Down at Harlingen Mall
HARLINGEN - There was an unpleasant sight on Thursday morning at the Sun Valley Mall as a very old Oak tree was hacked down in the middle of the night.
Mall management says a local store owner saw some men taking down the tree, but didn't realize they were doing it illegally. Mall officials say Harlingen police are investigating into the matter, but either way replacing a tree of that size will be nearly impossible. Mall officials say if the suspects are found they will press charges against them and for now they will have to pay for the repairs out of their own pocket to dig up the remaining stump and extensive root system.