(1) This section applies only to timber cruises related to the forestry riparian easement program to establish easement compensation.
(2) A timber cruise is required to determine the volume by species and grade to accurately determine the value of the qualifying timber.
(a) The cruise method will be a one hundred percent inventory of qualifying timber on the proposed easement premises. The inventory will include species, diameter class, grade, and any other information necessary to determine a value for the qualifying timber.
(b) A sampling cruise method may be used under certain circumstances such as where easement premises are greater than ten acres or where the forest trees are homogeneous.
(3) Additional trees left voluntarily by the small forest landowner may be noted but will not be included in the cruise volume.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 76.090.040 [76.09.040], 76.09.370 and 76.13.120. 12-11-106, § 222-21-040, filed 5/22/12, effective 6/22/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 76.09.040, 76.09.370, chapters 76.13 and 34.05 RCW. 03-06-039, § 222-21-040, filed 2/26/03, effective 3/29/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 76.09.040, [76.09.]050,[76.09.]370 , 76.13.120(9). 01-12-042, § 222-21-040, filed 5/30/01, effective 7/1/01.]