Haute-Savoie : two producers of apples the victims of vandalism to repeat - The Point

The hard questions... and to lose his temper. In the town of Contamine-Sarzin, in the Haute-Savoie, two brothers, apple growers have been the victims of vandali

Haute-Savoie : two producers of apples the victims of vandalism to repeat - The Point

The hard questions... and to lose his temper. In the town of Contamine-Sarzin, in the Haute-Savoie, two brothers, apple growers have been the victims of vandalism twice in less than a month. As reported in the Dauphiné libéré, 1 200 apple trees in his orchard were uprooted at the beginning of the month of may. Replanted, they have been cut two weeks later, on the night of 21 to 22 may, this time to the cutter. "The orchard is totally trashed, they have also ripped off all the steel wires of the trellis," says Jérôme Revillard, one of the two brothers, in the columns of the regional daily newspaper.

Sheared " below graft ", the apple will not be able to be saved. The orchard represented a third of the production. "We are really disgusted (...) It is three years of cropping that are reduced to nil. This is a disaster, " says the producer in the Parisian. According to him, the prejudice rises to at least 10 000 euros. The two brothers of the society of the Gaec Soothsayers, these acts of vandalism are " heart-rending ". "We know no enemies. We did our job correctly ", are they. A complaint has been filed.

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Several traces of different have been discovered at the foot of the trees sheared, according to the constables of the municipality of Valleiry, to which was entrusted the inquiry. The offence would have been committed by a group of adults. As stressed in the Paris, an act of vandalism on such a scale had never before been found in the Haute-Savoie.

Updated Date: 26 May 2020, 00:33

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