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National Park Service Ranger Jeff Denny shows the massive 115 cubic feet cut off an old-growth redwood tree by poachers, near Orick, California

National Park Service Ranger Jeff Denny shows a massive 115 cubic feet cut off an old-growth redwood tree by poachers, near Orick, California June 3, 2014. Two men, Danny Garcia and Larry Morrow, pled guilty on May 27, 2014 to felony vandalism in the case, reported local media. Redwood burls are reproductive growths on the tree that can sprout clones and are highly sought after for their unique grain patterns popular in high end furniture and artwork. Recent poaching for redwood burls in the Redwood National Park and Northern California State Parks forced officials to close the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, a ten mile drive through the old growth Redwood forest, after sunset, according to the National Park Service. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Adams (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW)

Saving California's redwoods

Poachers target redwood trees for their burls, gnarly growths sought after for their unique grain patterns. (Reuters)