Spotted in Kemp Mill: Broken Bench

Using the collective community knowledge, can we figure out how long this bench has been broken?

I saw this broken bench by the Kemp Mill Pond when I was walking by Wednesday morning, and I was wondering if anyone knows how it broke and how long it's been like that. 

I'm guessing that it has something to do with the tree stump behind the bench.

Do you have a question about something in your community? Email esther.french@patch.com with a photo and what you're wondering about, and I'll post it on Wheaton Patch.

Stephan August 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Since Derecho. Tree fell over, smashed the bench. A few days later, the tree was gone. A couple weeks later, the bench got somewhat cleaned up.
Esther French August 23, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Thanks, Stephan!
Adam Fogel August 23, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Hi Stephan, Our office is looking into this issue and we are working on getting it replaced ASAP. Please feel free to call us at (240) 777-7968 or email councilmember.navarro@montgomerycountymd.gov if you ever see something in your community where we may be able to help. Thanks, Adam Fogel Chief of Staff for Councilmember Nancy Navarro
Esther French August 23, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Thanks for commenting, Adam! I'm looking forward to seeing the new bench.
Adam Fogel August 24, 2012 at 04:00 PM
UPDATE: A work request was generated for this bench on August 1st by the Park Manager. It has been assigned to one of the maintenance crews. The broken materials will be removed as soon as possible while we await a replacement. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention, Esther! Adam


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