Skip to comments.Five People Arrested; Charged with Stealing Bark from Elm Trees
Posted on 05/12/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT by Morgana
LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Five people have been arrested after sheriff's deputies say they stole bark from elm trees. Lewis County Sheriff's deputies the suspects stole 300 pounds of elm tree bark from private property on Little Cabin Creek.
The bark is in high demand, especially in the herbal market. The bark is selling for $3.00 a pound. The bark is used as a soothing agent for cougs, gastrointestinal ailments, and skin irritations.
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It’s safer than stealing copper from live electrical equipment.
geez. i just learned how to make tea from pine needles. am i next?
How do I cash in?
The reason it is probably worth so much is because the elm trees got hit with dutch elm tree disease and many died. So now the survivors can be killed off for their bark?
Sounds like a buffalo hide hunt. Yeah, I love trees and shade. I’ve cried over the death of some of my favorite local trees (I am a visual person and I think they are beautiful). Seeing the Sequoias is on my bucket list. Where did I put that thing?
That headline made me laugh. At $3 a pound I just might have to find some elms around here.
“soothing for cougs” -— Who knew!
I ate bark off a tree when I was real young. I have often wondered what kind of tree it was and why I ate the bark. As I remember, it was light in color, chewy with a sap. It wasn’t particular outstanding but I liked it. Don’t remember if it did any damage bathroom wise.
Get out of California as fast as possible!
stealing tree bark.
Hungry North Koreans?
Of course, those trees will now die.
I understand that human skin is worth even more (for burn victims); harvesting some of this would seem to be a good punishment for the perps.
Looks like they got caught barking off the wrong tree.
Now they’re in the dog-house.
Singing, “Move on Over”, a new dog’s moving in.
My neighbor is out of work and collecting metal.
I am afraid to lay down my hammer.
Works excellent. Just took a tsp tonight prior to reading this. Retail is about $2,50 per oz,
Just shoot all thieves on sight.
It costs far less than putting them through the criminal justice system, where criminals have rights, but their victims have none.
Dutch Elm Disease killed most of the Elms, in Kansas.
My English teacher would have marked 'repetitious' in red ink.
Effing KY ridgerunners will steal anything
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