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The cutting of, or commercial dealing in, tree trunks that have been cut down and stripped of all branches.

The statutes in certain jurisdictions provide for the marking of logs for the purpose of identification. Once a log is marked, its mark must be recorded, as must any change in ownership of the marked logs.

Trees which are standing upon land can become objects of Personal Property prior to their severance from the soil and, therefore, a change in the ownership of the land would have no effect upon ownership of the trees. Standing timber can be conveyed separately from the property upon which it was grown. If this occurs, two separate and distinct property interests are created: one in the land and one in the timber.

A purchaser of standing timber may enter onto the land for the purpose of cutting and removing the timber. Contracts for the sale of standing timber may limit the time during which the right of entry can continue.

The public may generally float logs on any stream which is capable of being so used in its natural state. When necessary, the right to use a stream includes the incidental right to use the banks, at least below the high-water mark.

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Using a framework that characterizes the role of forests to local economies and the likelihood of adopting forest regulations, Salazar (1990) examined the adoption of ordinances that regulate timber harvesting in select counties of California and Oregon.
He said he expects timber harvesting to resume at the end of the 90 days, with some possible amendments.
By the mid-1980s, as environmental groups were deciding that the owl would be the chosen instrument for shutting down federal timber harvesting in the region, there were only a handful of academic studies on the owl.
We have in house underwriting authority for Builder's Risk, Equipment, Marine Cargo, Poultry/Swine Confinement, Timber Harvesting (including transportation) and Self Storage Facilities.
Timber harvesting reduces this threat, provides wood fiber products, and helps maintain a healthy vigorous forest.
Fabtek products will broaden our existing product lines of timber harvesting equipment, especially the addition of forwarders, small tracked feller-bunchers, and cut-to-length harvesting heads.
Our new "A" rated Timber Harvesting Program will provide property and casualty coverage to loggers engaged in the commercial harvesting and/or transportation of raw wood.
Rob Handy, a Lane County commissioner from 2009 to 2013, prepared this essay with technical assistance from Our Forests, a nonprofit forest research institute not funded by timber harvesting.
Commercial timber harvesting, mining, aggregate extraction and commercial hydroelectric development are prohibited on these Crown lands.
The state report on timber harvesting suggests that additional employees are needed to achieve the increased harvest goals, fully implement the regeneration fund projects, and conduct a biological inventory of the state forest lands.
In commercial timber-producing forests, sustained yield may be focused down to the continual balancing of timber harvesting with timber growth.