29 Aug '14, 7am

Poaching Redwoods? Is nothing sacred anymore?

Poaching Redwoods? Is nothing sacred anymore?

You’ve probably heard of poachers targeting tortoises and rhinos , but the latest poaching threat in North America doesn’t involve an animal. Poachers have been sneaking into California’s ancient redwood forests and cutting away burls and bunions (types of knotty growths) from live and fallen trees. This type of wood fetches a nice price on the market because it is becoming increasingly rare, but removing burls can be incredibly damaging to the ancient trees and the local environment.

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