43.5051 Timber-Trespass-Damages.

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A person who cuts, kills, destroys, girdles, chops, injures, or otherwise damages or removes timber, young tree growth, or products of tree growth on land of another person, or on the street or highway fronting another person’s house or village, or cultivated grounds; or on common public grounds of a village, or on the street or highway fronting that village, without lawful authority or permission, is liable to the owner of the land, or to the village, for treble the amount of damages which may be assessed in a civil action, in the district court or High Court, depending on the amount of damages.

History: 1981, PL 17-29 § 1.