UPDATE 12/31: Now the sign is gone, too.
On the solstice last week this tree appeared in Maple Leaf Reservoir Park. It has appeared every year since the park opened.
It was fine late Friday afternoon.
This morning it looked like this:
Someone overnight stole the extension cord and the tree stand, and appears to have broken a number of the ornaments.
The sign reads:
Dec. 30, 2017
For 4 years a Solstice Tree popped up in this spot between solstice and the new year, inviting the community to celebrate the return of the light. This year, sometime overnight, someone took the tree stand and the extension cord that powered the twinkle lights, so we are sadly bowing out of the tree business. Please email leads to tips@mapleleaflife.