California’s treasured redwood trees are under attack by poachers hacking out the trees’ distinctive burls which are later turned into tables, artwork or other adornments.
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make lacey-grained coffee tables.
California’s beloved giant trees could be weathering climate change—and it might even help them thrive.
The College of Marin celebrated Earth Day in a very special way, by planting some of the rarest trees on the planet. They planted three clones of ancient coastal redwoods, cut down more than a century ago.
A huge swath of Central Coast forest that is home to several threatened and endangered species has been purchased by several preservation groups.