The state Supreme Court affirmed this case in August
Whenever any person shall cut down, girdle, or otherwise injure, or carry off any tree, including a Christmas tree as defined in RCWtimber, or shrub on the land of another person, or on the street or highway in front of any person's house, city or town lot, or cultivated grounds, or on the commons or public grounds of any city or town, or on the street or highway in front thereof, without.
Jul 20, Washington State Law On Cutting Down Trees When a Tree Spreads to Your Neighbor. If you plant a tree on your property and it grows into your neighbor’s property, Triple Damages.
Punitive damages can be imposed on you if you deliberately cut down a tree. (1) An electric utility is immune from liability under RCW, and and any claims for general or special damages, including claims of emotional distress, for cutting or removing vegetation located on or originating from land or property adjacent to electric facilities that. Jul 20, Trees that start out on your property but grow over the boundary between your property and your neighbor’s property become the joint property of you and your neighbor under Washington state law.
You cannot cut down the tree without getting the permission of your neighbor. (7)"Cut or picked evergreen foliage" means evergreen boughs, huckleberry foliage, salal, fern, Oregon grape, rhododendron, mosses, bear grass, and other cut or picked evergreen products."Cut or picked evergreen foliage" does not include cones, berries, any foliage that does not remain green year-round, seeds, or any plant listed on the state.
Jun 07, An owner that effects the removal of a shared tree, without consent of the other owner, is in violation of RCW and can be held liable for trespass and treble damages for the value of the cut tree by multiplying the tree’s value by the percentage of the tree’s trunks that had been growing on the plaintiff’s property.
On April 19,we amended a subsection of A.3 of the Municipal Code to eliminate the exemption from tree protection for lots under 5, square feet. Now all exceptional trees are protected, no matter the lot size. Director's RuleCalculating Tree Valuations and Civil Penalties for Tree Protection Code Violations became.
Requests for appeal shall be mailed to Department of Fish and Wildlife, Capitol Way N., Olympia, Washingtonor hand delivered to Washington Street S.E., Wildlife Program, Fifth floor. If there is no timely request for an appeal, the site management plan shall be unappealable. In addition, intentionally damaging a tree is a crime in some states and can result in arrest, jail, fines, and other penalties.
Check the table below to find out if there's a Washington criminal statute on causing intentional damage to a tree. If Washington does not have such a law, general Washington criminal statutes, such as those related.
The state Shoreline Management Act, put in effect inestablishes a state-local partnership for managing, accessing, and protecting Washington’s shorelines. The law requires local governments prepare locally-tailored policies and regulations for managing shoreline use in their jurisdictions. These are called Shoreline Master Programs or.