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Asked on: 3/09/07, 10:55 am

illegal tree cutting

my neighbor tresspassed on my property, cut down 2 of my trees and stole the wood. What recourse do I have?

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Answered on: 3/09/07, 11:11 am by Matthew King

Re: illegal tree cutting

You have a claim for "Timber Trespass." Washington law allows you to recover (1) the replacement costs for the trees, (2) treble damages, and (3) attorneys fees.

I would welcome an opportunity to discuss this matter with you in more detail.


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Answered on: 3/09/07, 11:29 am by Elizabeth Powell

Re: illegal tree cutting

Mr. King said exactly what I would have said.

Elizabeth Powell


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