A bonsai tree worth between $2,000 and $3,000 was stolen early Monday from the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way. The museum is asking for the 60-year-old tree back, no questions asked.

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A 60-year-old bonsai tree went missing from the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way early Monday, and the museum is asking for the juniper tree back — no questions asked.

Someone likely jumped the fence to the outdoor museum, snatched the 16-inch tree and ran, setting off security alarms at about 4:40 a.m., curator Aarin Packard said.

Later, outside the museum fence, a gardener discovered the empty pot that once held the tree, Packard said. But the plant — worth between $2,000 and $3,000 — was gone.

“Given the proper care, it’ll live well beyond us,” he said. “But without the proper care, it won’t live for more than a day or two.”

Anyone with information about the tree’s whereabouts should email kathy@pacificbonsaimuseum.org.