cheap ladies ugg boots 14 trees stolen in Brookfield as authorities investigate rash of birch thefts in WI
Twelve trees and two trees were taken from a business by two suspects. The first suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man, with average height and build. The second suspect was the driver and police haven provided a description of that person.
Meanwhile, county sheriffs and state natural resource officials are trying to respond to a rash of thefts of birch trees in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Thieves are quickly cutting down the young, paper white trees.
Chief Deputy Mike Richter with the Washburn County Sheriff Office in Wisconsin said birch trees have been poached in at least 15 to 20 locations in his county alone.
doesn matter if it state owned or county owned or privately owned, Richter said. there are birch trees there, they cut them.
might have 100 trees in a small distance, Zebro said. can clip a lot in a very short time. thieves also are cutting down whole strands across the Iron Range of northern Minnesota, said Lt. Shelly Patten of the state Department of Natural Resources district that covers western and northern St. Louis County. The cut down areas resemble a logging site, she said.
not a whole lot left there but stumps, Patten said.
Scott Endres, co owner of Tangletown Gardens in Minneapolis, said birch items are of a hot item in home decor in both contemporary and traditional spaces. in urban areas appreciate the beauty of it and like to have a little of the North Woods showing up in their outdoor containers, as well as their indoor decor. Interior designers use it a lot, said Endres, who said he uses reliable vendors who harvest birch in legal and sustainable ways.
Thieves are leaving holes in the northern landscape that will take at least a decade to refill with birch. The trees being taken are generally young 10 to 15 years old about 2 to 4 inches in diameter and about 10 to 18 feet high, often growing in secluded areas.