Thieves are really doing whatever it takes to get away with stealing bikes.
The person who posted the photo states that a nice Fuji had been locked up to this tree periodically. When they arrived home last week, the tree was butchered and the bike was gone.
Thieves are going to some hefty measures these days. It’s usually encouraged that you lock your bike to stationary objects that it cannot simply be lifted over. In the case of the tree, that would normally hold true. If these sort of thieves are out there, it might be best to avoid locking your bike to trees altogether.
There’s no way to 100% prevent bike thefts if you’re locking up outside, but there are some methods that may be better than others to keep your bike safe. These guidelines from Bicycling magazine generally hold true for locking up in an urban setting, and we previously shared with you tips for getting your stolen bike back.