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§1‑487.  Timberlands, trial of title to.

In all actions to try title totimberlands, and for trespass thereon for cutting timber trees, when the courtfinds as a fact that there is a bona fide contention on both sides based uponevidence constituting a prima facie title, no order shall be made pending suchaction, permitting either party to cut said timber trees, except by consent,until the title to said land or timber trees is finally determined in theaction. In all cases where the title to any timber or trees, or the right tocut and remove the same during a term of years, is claimed by any party to suchaction, and the fee of the soil or other estate in the land by another, whetherparty to the action or not, the time within which such timber or trees may becut or removed by the party claiming the same, and all other rights acquired inconnection therewith, shall not be affected or abridged, but the running of theterm is suspended during the pendency of the action. (1901,c. 666, s. 1; 1903, c. 642; Rev., s. 808; C.S., s. 845.)