Internationally, timber theft usually occurs on big commercial properties. Here in the United States, and even closer to home in Vermont, timber theft tends to happen on a much smaller scale-neighbor to neighbor, or with a small logging company mistakenly trespassing on privately owned land. But the affected landowners can still lose thousands of dollars, and face uphill legal battles. Forester Paul Harwood owns a forest management consulting business in Tunbridge, and works to help landowners protect their trees. He spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about timber theft.