Whoever unlawfully cuts, or wantonly injures or destroys any tree growing, standing, or being upon any land of the United States which, in pursuance of law, has been reserved or purchased by the United States for any public use, or upon any Indian reservation, or lands belonging to or occupied by any tribe of Indians under the authority of the United States, or any Indian allotment while the title to the same shall be held in trust by the Government, or while the same shall remain inalienable by the allottee without the consent of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 104 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 50,35 Stat. 1098; June 25, 1910, ch. 431, § 6,36 Stat. 857).
Reference to persons aiding or procuring was deleted as unnecessary since such persons are made principals by section
2 of this title.
Maximum fine was increased from $500 to $1,000 to conform to other comparable sections of this chapter. (See sections
1852 of this title.)
Minor changes were also made in phraseology.
1996—Pub. L. 104–294substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $1,000”.
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