ORS 527.260¹
Injuring forest tree of another or extracting pitch without, or in violation of, a permit prohibited
  • permit to extract pitch

(1) No person shall willfully and unlawfully:

(a) Bore or cut any forest tree belonging to another for the purpose of extracting pitch;

(b) Cut, injure or deface any such tree for the purpose of taking any part of it; or

(c) Injure or destroy any such tree.

(2) The State Forester, with the consent of the owner of the land, shall issue permits for the extraction of pitch from forest trees. The terms of the permits shall clearly describe the area to which the extraction shall be confined and state the precautions necessary, in the judgment of the State Forester, to be taken by the permittee, so that the extraction will not result in an increased fire hazard to life and adjoining property.

(3) No person shall:

(a) Bore or cut any forest tree for the purpose of extracting pitch without having first obtained a permit to do so; or

(b) Willfully or negligently fail to comply with the terms of the permit. [Amended by 1995 c.79 §299]

Chapter 527

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Forester to enter private lands to administer Forest Practices Act, (1978) Vol 38, p 17

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 527—Pest Control; Forest Practices, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors527.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 527, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano527.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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