Giant Redwoods being poached

, Posted: Thu, May 8 2014 at 8:10 AM, Updated: Mon, May 12 2014 at 1:47 PM

Giant Redwoods being poached

Update (5/12 1pm): Police and Park Rangers are still looking for the person responsible for poaching giant redwood trees in the Redwood Forest. Park rangers say that the poaching could impact the future of our historic forest.

One of the first problems about cutting these off is that it's making the tree unable to reproduce any longer, there are certainly more problems than that, including it's vandalizing this National and World treasure. 

If a suspect is found they could face federal charges, since the trees live on federal land.

Redwood National Park, Calif. -- Someone is poaching the giant Redwoods in California, cutting into them with chainsaws for the wood.

The thousand year old trees are prized for their wood grain patterns. It's believed some of the poachers are meth addicts. The wood can sell for thousands of dollars.

One tree has already been killed, and many others have been permanently harmed.

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