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People are cutting down the namesake trees in Joshua Tree National Park during the government shutdown

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

People are cutting down trees in Joshua Tree National Park .
They are reportedly doing so to forge new paths into areas that are typically restricted, according to National Parks Traveler .
The park has faced vandalism and sanitation problems during the government shutdown.
On Tuesday, the park said it would have to close Thursday. But on Wednesday, Park Rangers announced it would remain open by utilizing park revenue.
As the government shutdown continues into 2019, national parks are among places most affected with garbage, sanitation issues, and vandalism issues becoming pervasive due to...
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Joshua Trees Cut Down as National Park Stays Open During Government Shutdown

Joshua Trees Cut Down as National Park Stays Open During Government Shutdown

4 days ago   |   By Newsweek

"There have been incidents of new roads being created by motorists and the destruction of Joshua trees in recent days."
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