wi–trees poached

Wisconsin birch trees being axed by thieves

MILWAUKEE (AP) - People with axes and chain saws are plundering parks, forests and private land in Wisconsin's Northwoods to cut down thousands of white birch trees.The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2obdCfd) reports that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a meeting Thursday for law enforcement agencies, county foresters and others to address the issue.