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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 7A: Agricultural or horticultural land; theft or destruction; treble damages

Section 7A. Any person who, without permission, willfully enters the agricultural or horticultural land of another, including, but not limited to, an orchard, garden, nursery, cranberry bog, field, or vineyard, and carries away, takes, steals, mutilates, destroys, damages, causes to be damaged, or cuts any tree, shrub, fruit, berry, vegetable, grain, grass, hay, vine, plant, flower, or any other agricultural commodity defined pursuant to section one A of chapter one hundred and twenty-eight shall be liable to the owner of said land in tort for three times the amount of the damages assessed therefor.