A warning has been issued that anyone taking firewood from Lochend Woods in Dunbar could get their fingers burned.
The community woodland group, which manages the area for local residents, is clamping down on the practice which was permitted following a tree felling operation in 2010.
Secretary Isobel Knox said: “We have reached the stage where too much is disappearing. We have informed the police that any unauthorised extraction of timber will be reported to them.”
She added that the timber provided wildlife habitats.