This May 21, 2013 photo provided by the National Park Service shows wildlife biologist Terry Hines standing next to a massive scar.
This pictures shows where a burl has been cut by poachers from an old growth redwood tree in the Redwood National and State Parks near Klamath, Calif.
Poaching has spread to national forests in Northern California and Oregon, prompting the conservation group Oregon Wild to call on the U.S. Forest Service to close old logging roads to protect the trees.
The Forest Service says it is investigating.
Google redwood burl under images. It is shocking.