Steward holds one of many yucca plants that were killed by a vandal who sprayed poison on the plants last month.

Benjie Sanders / Arizona Daily Star

There is a bounty out for the vandal, or vandals, who broke into the Pima County Native Plant Nursery off Roger Road last month and destroyed nearly $34,000 worth of plants.

Pima County is offering $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the destruction at the nursery, which took place over the Sept. 14 weekend.

“This was a reprehensible act that will set back our efforts to restore native plants,” said Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. “These are plants that cannot be replaced by buying them at a nursery. They were grown from seeds or salvaged from development sites, so it is safe to say an entire year’s worth of work has been lost.”

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact 88-CRIME.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.