THREE RIVERS, Calif. (WJZ)—A youngster who took a cone from a national park in California says they are sorry in a heartfelt note sent to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

The national park says they received a note from someone claiming they took a cone and wanted to apologize for their decision.

The note reads: “To whom it may concern, I took a pine cone out of the forestand and I wanted to return it. I hope it will be placed near the General Grant Tree because that is where I took it. I am sorry for my decision.”

cone note

The park says it’s against park rules to take such things out of the park.

“The animals need their nibbles and the area needs the seeds and vegetation. Also, cones and other plants deteriorate and help to create soil in this rocky environment.”

USA, California, Sequoia National Park, Reflections in Miter Basin

USA, California, Sequoia National Park, Reflections in Miter Basin

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks says the child took what is called a “Giant Sequoia cone” and that are glad that “this young person thought about the park’s preservation messages.”

 

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