Posts Tagged ‘poachers’

Poachers chop redwoods

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Some of the tallest trees in the world are under threat from poachers who have found an unlikely target.

Huge knots of wood, or burls, which grow out of ancient redwood trees in northern California can be amputated from the tree, polished, then sold for thousands of dollars as table-tops and ornaments. (more…)

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