$900 worth of Christmas trees stolen from Hadley farm 

  • A Balsam tree  Sarah Crosby

Thursday, December 14, 2017

HADLEY — About $900 worth of trees have been stolen from the Zaskey Christmas Tree Farm on Mount Warner Road, according to the Hadley Police Department.

Scott Berard, manager of the farm, said the trees stolen were pre-cut and worth $50 to $75 each. He said there were seven trees stolen last month and another 10 stolen last week.

“It’s kind of anti-Christmas,” he said.

The farm is only open on weekends, and Berard said the trees were discovered missing during a routine count on a Saturday morning.

In the past, Berard said one or two trees would go missing during the holidays, but noted that he has never seen theft to this extent at the farm. He said he’s considering installing surveillance cameras next year.

There are no suspects, Hadley Police Sgt. Douglas Costa posted on Facebook Sunday night. Those with any information regarding the recent thefts are asked to contact the Hadley Police at 584-0883.

Caitlin Ashworth can be reached at cashworth@gazettenet.com.