A U2 blog recently reported that the Joshua tree that appears on the inside cover of the iconic album of the same name has been vandalized.

A member of the band’s fan forum who uses the tag “Hwy 190″ and lives in the California desert photographed the downed limb lying on its side writes, “This past Sunday, I made my proverbial yearly hike out to the tree with my dog to reminisce, only to find that some hack, and I do mean hack, decided it was a bright idea to take a hacksaw to one of the tree’s limbs – evidently to remove an inch thick cross section as a souvenir. Are you kidding me? I won’t even elaborate as to how pathetic this is.”