Vimy oak sapling snapped by vandals in Amherst

A prized Vimy oak sapling that was planted in Amherst last month has been harmed by vandals. 

CTV Atlantic reports the sapling was found snapped in two and uprooted around Labour Day. 

It was planted by the Amherst Legion in Veteran's Park in August. 

Bill Schurman, the town’s recreation director, tells CTV Atlantic that it doesn’t appear the plant is salvageable.

The Amherst Legion has applied to the Vimy Oaks Corporation for a second sapling, and they hope to have a new one by Remembrance Day. 

The sapling has a direct connection to a lone tree that was left on the fields of Vimy in 1917. 

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Dan MacIntosh.