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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Average price of timber harvesting equipment is inferred across all the five assessed regions.
As the modernised laws in Scotland show, the forest industry operates quite successfully where timber harvesting licence applications can consider wildlife impacts.
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.
Cross III, chairman of the Stewardship Council, said the moratorium in timber harvesting was deemed necessary to allow DCR staff to look at "the bigger picture" of timber harvesting in the Commonwealth."
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1, new partial sales and use tax exemptions go into effect for certain sales and purchases of: farm equipment and machinery; commercial timber harvesting equipment and machinery; diesel fuel used for farming, food processing and transportation to the market place; and racehorse breeding stock.
Amazingly enough, Chase suggests that, even with the massive timber harvesting since World War II, there may still be more old-growth forest standing in the Pacific Northwest today than in pre-European times.
But conservation scientists watching from the sidelines still see the resemblances to other regions where wildlife took a back seat to timber harvesting. "The people involved are under enormous pressure to maintain high levels of timber harvest," McCullough says.
In New Hampshire, for example, where largely hardwood forests cover 87 per cent of the land and the forestry industry is of great importance, timber harvesting laws do more than monitor the cutting of trees.