Washington’s Timber Trespass Statute, RCW 64.12.030
Posted Jul 17, 2019
By Todd J. Cook
Washington State is known as the “Evergreen State” for a reason – our majestic evergreen trees are abundant, and we value them. In the Timber Trespass Statute (codified at RCW 64.12.030), Washington’s legislature has created an effective tool for landowners seeking redress for the unauthorized removal of their trees (whether timber, ornamental trees, or shrubs).
The Timber Trespass Statute creates liability:
[w]henever any person shall cut down, girdle, or otherwise injure, or carry off any tree, including a Christmas tree as defined in *RCW 76.48.020, timber, or shrub on the land of another person, or on the...Read More