Court Sentences Norcal Man for Redwood Burl Theft

Jun 20, 2014 2:48 PM by News Staff

(AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to 700 hours of community service and ordered to pay back $11,000 following his conviction on charges he poached a knobby growth known as a burl from a redwood tree in the Redwood National and State Parks.

The Times-Standard of Eureka reports that Danny E. Garcia, of Orick, also received a one-year suspended sentence on Thursday in Humboldt County Superior Court.

He was one of two people convicted of felony vandalism after rangers tracked slabs cut from a redwood south of the Klamath River to a shop in Del Norte County. A researcher had found several large burls missing from the tree in April 2013.


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