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Letter of the Day: Heritage at risk

  • This May 21, 2013 photo provided by the National Park Service shows wildlife biologist Terry Hines standing next to a massive scar on an old growth redwood tree in the Redwood National and State Parks near Klamath, Calif., where poachers have cut off a burl to sell for decorative wood. The park recently took the unusual step of closing at night a 10-mile road through a section of the park to deter thieves. (AP Photo/Redwood National and State Parks, Laura Denn)

Heritage at risk

EDITOR: It was heart-breaking to see your picture of the vandalized redwood tree ("Hard times fall on redwoods," Wednesday). As with insightful poets and writers, these are part of our national heritage. Kilmer warns us in his poem that "poems are made by fools like me but only God can make a tree."

MARY L. BOSCO

Santa Rosa


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