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Vandal damaged nearly 800 trees in DC by carving circles into trunks

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The vandal who damaged a number of trees in D.C.'s Bloomingdale neighborhood may have caused more damage than first thought.

Police arrested a suspect last week for carving deep circles into nearly 100 trees.

They now estimate its closer to 800 trees.

U.S. forestry experts say the carvings could cause the trees to die and could cost taxpayers thousands of dollars to replace.

The suspect is facing charges for destroying D.C. property.

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