Timber trespass is when a landowner discovers their timber has been stolen or inadvertently harvested.
Timber trespass - you may be entitled to 3 times the value
According to the Timber Trespass Law (civil law KRS 364.130), a landowner can sue for triple compensation of stumpage value and damages if contact was not made in writing seven days prior to when the adjacent harvest started. If contact was made and harvest boundaries were objected to, the landowner may still sue for triple compensation. Please visit the Kentucky's Division of Forestry website for more information regarding timber trespass.
If you've had timber stolen, Dynamic Forest Management can represent you with a timber theft investigation, report and valuation.
Dynamic Forest Management can also help you prevent your timber being stolen by marking boundaries with a long term paint.