WOOD worth more than £10,000 was stolen from a wildlife site.
The theft occurred at a Dorset Wildlife Trust site in Bere Regis some time between December 24 and January 1.
The trust is running the Wild Woodbury community rewilding project in the town, but it has not been confirmed this was the site targeted.
Following enquiries, a 53-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of theft and released under investigation, Dorset Police said.
Officers also seized a tractor as part of the investigation and a notice was served that wood that had been located is to remain in situ while enquiries to establish ownership are conducted.
PC Tim Watford, of North and East Dorset police, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything in relation to the incident or has information that could help with my investigation to please come forward.”
Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230000200.
They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.