Idaho Statutes

18-4627.  Transportation of coniferous trees — Proof of ownership required. It shall be unlawful for any person to transport on the highways of this state, outside of incorporated cities, more than two (2) coniferous trees without proof of ownership. Such proof of ownership shall consist of one (1) or more of the following:
(1)  A tag designating the grower or producer, and/or the vendor of the tree; such tag shall be attached firmly to the branches or trunk of the tree;
(2)  A permit issued by the proper state or federal agencies which shall specify:
(a)  The date of its execution;
(b)  The name of the permittee;
(c)  The location or area where the trees were harvested; and
(d)  The amount or number of trees authorized to be cut.
(3)  A bill of sale showing title thereto, which shall specify:
(a)  The date of its execution;
(b)  The name and address of the vendor or donor of the trees;
(c)  The name and address of the vendee or donee of the trees;
(d)  The number of trees, by species, sold or transferred by the bill of sale; and
(e)  The property from which the trees were taken.
(4)  A United States department of agriculture and/or a state of Idaho marketing service grade inspection tag shall be acceptable as proof of ownership when such tags specify:
(a)  The date of inspection;
(b)  The name and address of the grower or producer; and
(c)  The species and grade of the trees.
The foregoing provisions do not apply to:
(1)  The transportation of trees in the course of transplantation, with their roots intact.
(2)  The transportation of logs, poles, pilings or other forest products from which substantially all the limbs and branches have been removed.
(3)  The transportation of coniferous trees by the owner of the land from which they were taken or his agent.

[I.C., sec. 18-4627, as added by 1972, ch. 336, sec. 1, p. 941.]

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