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03/20/2013 10:49 am ET Updated May 20, 2013

Only Tree in World's Tiniest City Park Stolen

A coworker reported to me recently that the small tree in Mill Ends Park -- the smallest city park in the world -- seemed to be missing. She said there appeared to be a hole in the ground where the tree had been.

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Could it be that the only tree in this two-foot diameter park was stolen?

Indeed, said Mark Ross of Portland Department of Parks and Recreation, "someone yanked it out."

The tree has been missing for a few days, Ross said.

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But park technician Scott Gibson was there this afternoon with a small Douglas fir sapling -- with a price tag of $3.25 -- to replace it.

I swung by to take a picture. I wonder what has become of the stolen tree...? Here's the picture I took of it last month:

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All photos by Cassandra Profita