The nicely started fruit orchard near Virden Junior High and the creek have been the damaged. Town Councillor Tina Williams was on her way to the Goulter School to announce winners of the orchard naming contest. On the way she went to check on the young trees and see if there were signs of fruit. But to her horror a number of the saplings were damaged overnight.
The orchard was planted on June 1, 2020.
Among the planting of 50 little trees there are several varieties of each species of apricots, plums, and pears with the other trees being varieties of apples.
The RCMP have been notified of the apparent vandalism.