LPD: Man cuts down tree at Holmes Lake Park, turns himself in

Police say the man told city park officials he was practicing his ax work.
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A Lincoln man has been ticketed after he cut down a large tree at Holmes Lake Park.

Lincoln Police say 25-year-old Samuel Eskridge went to the office of Parks and Recreation Thursday, to report that he had cut down the tree a few days before.

Eskridge told the department he cut the tree down on Tuesday night around 10 o’clock, and claimed he was practicing his ax work.

The tree was a large Norway Maple tree measuring 54 inches in circumference.

The Department of Parks and Recreation have planted a new tree, which cost a total of $2,100 for the tree and to replace it.

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