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A weirdo who waged a one-man war against trees in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights was declared unfit for trial on Friday — and will spend up to a year in the madhouse before he’ll be re-evaluated.

The ruling by Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango means that arbor-assailant Steven Maynard, who was arrested in July after a reign of terror that caused about $200,000 in damage to street trees, will be transferred to a state psychiatric hospital this week, and will held and treated for up to a year.

After that period, he’ll be evaluated to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial, or needs additional treatment.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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