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Question A logger has taken trees from my property without my permission. What should I do?

Answer Timber theft is a serious and expensive crime. Not only are landowners out the monetary value of the wood products removed, their woodlot has usually been degraded and the potential for future wood products reduced. You should contact your nearest NYSDEC Enironmental Conservation Officer, NYSDEC office, or any law enforcement agency. Timber theft is a difficult crime to prosecute. Contract disputes between a landowner and logger are usually a civil matter and have to be resolved without law enforcement intervention. You should contact an attorney for advice.

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Timber Theft on Private Land

Tips to prevent timber theft
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