2018 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 12 - Damages
Article 3 - Damages for Conversion of Timber
§ 51-12-50. Measure of damages for converted timber; presumption

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-12-50 (2018)
  • (a) Except as provided in Code Section 51-12-51, when a plaintiff recovers for timber cut or cut and carried away, the measure of damages shall be:

    • (1) Treble the fair market value of the trees cut as they stood;

    • (2) Treble the diminished fair market value of any trees incidentally harmed;

    • (3) Costs of reasonable reforestation activities related to the plaintiff's injury; and

    • (4) Attorney fees and expenses of litigation.

  • (b) When the defendant is a willful trespasser, the plaintiff may also recover punitive damages.

  • (c) When the boundary lines of the property have been clearly and accurately marked, it shall be presumed that the defendant was a willful trespasser.

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