Tree DNA Helps Convict Washington Timber Thief
For the first time, federal prosecutors used tree DNA to help convict an illegal logger who stole bigleaf maple lumber from a national forest in Washington state. Federal investigators matched DNA from stumps in the forest with timber sold to local mills.
- Tri-City Herald: Tree DNA helps convict Washington timber thief after fire
- The Washington Post: They stole prized lumber from a national forest. The trees’ DNA proved it, feds say.