Redwood National Park, California, USA: A park ranger inspects a redwood tree that has been vandalized to steal a "burl"

Redwood National Park, California, USA: A park ranger inspects a redwood tree that has been vandalized to steal a "burl"

Description

A park ranger inspects a redwood tree that has been vandalized to steal a “burl” at the Redwood National Park, California. Burls are knots in the wood where young sprouts grow out of the stem. They are the base for decorative carvings and increasingly stolen from protected redwood forests.

Original Resource: www.teachingcalifornia.org