Pick a pecan, break a law?

It’s no secret that Georgia is serious about agriculture.  So serious, in fact, that loose pecans are protected under a law buried within the Property Law section (Title 44).

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE.
FOR LEGAL ADVICE, CONSULT AN ATTORNEY.

Are the pecans from a tree on someone’s private property?
Do you intend to pick them up during the official harvest season?
Are you wanting to shake the tree to force some of the pecans to fall?

If the answer to the questions is YES, please read OCGA 44-12-241.

Here’s the law – O.C.G.A. § 44-12-241 .

Picking a pecan off a sidewalk, image Copyright June 24, 2018 Amy Barnes.

Picking Pecans (c)2018 Amy Barnes

It’s always good to know the laws you may be subject to, and it is equally important to know your rights; when in doubt, seek the advice of Bar-certified counsel in your state.
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About Amy Barnes

Author has extensive experience in Retail, including two years as a supervisor. Educated in Psychology, Financial Accounting, Criminal Justice, and Programming. Work experience in Law Enforcement, Security (IT), Programming (REALBasic, SQL, VB, JAVA), Retail.
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