Paul Vogel of Fargo is looking for the public's help to find the culprit who cut down a huge Colorado blue spruce at his family farmstead last week.
He's offering a $300 reward for solving vandalism to the 20 foot high tree someone took for a Christmas tree.
For Vogel, the tree has special meaning.
"It's a beautiful tree,' Vogel said. "I was shocked the tree was gone."
Vogel said all that's left is a stump and some low branches.
"Thirty years ago, my dad and I planted it," Vogel said. "My heart just sunk."
Vogel said the farmstead, on Cass County 31, several miles north of Hector Airport, is unoccupied, but the property is gated and fenced in with barbwire so it was no easy task to get in.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cass County Sheriff's Office.