I live in Pennsylvania. the Pa Power and light (PPL) came through and clear cut their right of way due to new vegetation mgmt program. they contacted all property owners of the right of way. We were not notified but own property ajoining their right of way. They "mistakenly" came onto our property without notice and well outside the right of way. They clear cut about 20 ft into our property. This included cutting out several old oak trees and one old cherry. The oaks ranged in diameter from 12 to 24 inches.
The subcontractor said he made a mistake and offered us several small pine trees to replant if we wanted them. We have now contacted PPL and the forester will be out to look.
I do not know what a reasonable offer would be. I would like to avoid the cost of an attorney if they come close to something reasonable. The trees are not replaceable , obviously. I read some threads that are similar about other states. Anyone know about the law in PA. also does it make any difference that they are the electric company?
Other owners of the right of way were given written notice. They stated they didn't realize the land that ajoins the right of way was ours. We own 15 acres.
Pretty big to overl I would appreciate any help on assessing damages and the law in PA