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Five People Arrested; Charged with Stealing Bark from Elm Trees
WSAZ ^ | 5/12/2012 | WSAZ

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsaz.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crime; elm; theft; treebark
Tree bark? They steal tree bark now?
1 posted on 05/12/2012 8:09:21 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

It’s safer than stealing copper from live electrical equipment.


2 posted on 05/12/2012 8:14:30 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Morgana

geez. i just learned how to make tea from pine needles. am i next?


3 posted on 05/12/2012 8:26:43 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Morgana
I got plenty of elm bark (roof, rooof) from Dutch elm diseased trees that I've cut down.

How do I cash in?

4 posted on 05/12/2012 8:26:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Morgana

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?


5 posted on 05/12/2012 8:27:15 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Morgana

That headline made me laugh. At $3 a pound I just might have to find some elms around here.


6 posted on 05/12/2012 8:28:45 PM PDT by Tramonto
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To: Morgana

“soothing for cougs” -— Who knew!


7 posted on 05/12/2012 8:29:32 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Go Pack Go!)
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To: Morgana

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.


8 posted on 05/12/2012 8:31:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: Morgana

Get out of California as fast as possible!


9 posted on 05/12/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Morgana

stealing tree bark.

wow


10 posted on 05/12/2012 8:33:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Morgana

Hungry North Koreans?


11 posted on 05/12/2012 8:43:15 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: GeronL

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.


12 posted on 05/12/2012 8:47:02 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Morgana

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.


13 posted on 05/12/2012 8:48:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Morgana

My neighbor is out of work and collecting metal.

I am afraid to lay down my hammer.


14 posted on 05/12/2012 8:58:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: TaMoDee

Works excellent. Just took a tsp tonight prior to reading this. Retail is about $2,50 per oz,


15 posted on 05/12/2012 9:34:10 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Morgana
“They” as in thieves, will steal anything and everything.

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.

16 posted on 05/12/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: Morgana

Dutch Elm Disease killed most of the Elms, in Kansas.


17 posted on 05/12/2012 10:12:46 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Morgana
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.

My English teacher would have marked 'repetitious' in red ink.

18 posted on 05/12/2012 10:30:05 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Morgana

Effing KY ridgerunners will steal anything


19 posted on 05/12/2012 10:46:37 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment
"ridgerunners" is for West (by G-d) Virginians.

For Kentuckians its "briarhoppers."
20 posted on 05/12/2012 11:00:13 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Paladin2
I can't seem to keep up with cutting down my sick elms either!

The bark falls off by itself!!

21 posted on 05/12/2012 11:11:52 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: Figment

I do believe that if you check you’ll find the culprits to be inner city Amish! Bye the way, I have a Hemlock tree in my back alley they are welcome to skin the bark for their tea supply.


22 posted on 05/13/2012 4:09:05 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: Ken H
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 coughs, gastrointestinal ailments, and skin irritations.

My English teacher would have marked 'repetitious' in red ink.

Perhaps:

Selling for $3.00 a pound, elm bark is in high demand in the herbal market where it is used as a soothing agent for coughs, gastrointestinal ailments, and skin irritations.

23 posted on 05/13/2012 4:15:04 AM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: Kansas58

When I was little my family’s home town, Odebolt, Iowa, had elm trees that lined all the roads leading into town. It was really beautiful. Dutch elm disease got ‘em all. They were never replaced, and it was never the same.

But, some American elms have survived, and they’re coming back in the woods in Iowa.

And even some in town made it. I’m looking at a huge one in my back yard right now, in fact.


24 posted on 05/13/2012 4:19:36 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I recall Eagle Grove, Iowa, in Wright County. It’s main east-west street was lined with huge elms big enough to completely canopy the wide street. None of those elms remain.


25 posted on 05/13/2012 5:46:37 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Yep. It’s sad.


26 posted on 05/13/2012 7:04:54 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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