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Saguaro Park vandals' sentences include chopping wood

Two Tucson men have pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing cacti and a palo verde tree at Saguaro National Park East last May.

February 26, 2014 11:30 am Related
Trails to tranquillity

Trails to tranquillity

A hike, at its bare essence, is simply a vigorous venture out of the city and into the wild — a test of legs and lungs against a backdrop of scenic splendor.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

A crew from the Southwest Conservation Corps passes a tag, one of 11 sprayed on saguaros in May along a 3.5-mile stretch of the Douglas Spring Trail in the Saguaro National Park Rincon District. The crew is cleaning up the damage.

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Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Elephant Snot, a commercial cleaner made by a company called Graffiti Solutions, has proven effective on hard surfaces.

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Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

Saguaro National Park testing 'Elephant Snot' to remove cacti graffiti

It's called Elephant Snot - yep, that's the brand name - and Saguaro National Park officials hope to learn by late July whether it's safe as well as effective in removing graffiti from cactuses.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Two men facing charges in Saguaro Park vandalism case

Two men facing charges in Saguaro Park vandalism case

Two men have been arrested in connection with vandalism in Saguaro National Park’s east unit, officials said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013 4:52 pm Photos

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Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Two men sought by national park officials who may have knowledge of recent vandalism along a popular Tucson hiking trail came forward Tuesday.

May 28, 2013 2:41 pm Photos

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