Pinson, AL asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Alabama

Q: I am a Forester and have been asked to appraise unauthorized timber removal from a 13.24 acre stand of timber

The timber trespass is approximately 20,221 ft sq. What timber trespass laws does The State of Alabama have?

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A: In the state of Alabama, there are laws that address timber trespass and unauthorized timber removal. One such law is the Alabama Timber Trespass Law, which allows landowners to seek compensation for damages resulting from unauthorized timber cutting on their property.

Under this law, if someone cuts or removes timber from your property without permission, they may be held liable for the value of the timber, any damage caused, and potentially additional penalties. The specific remedies and damages available may depend on various factors, such as the intent of the trespasser and the extent of the damage.

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