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(a) No person, without privilege to do so, shall recklessly cut down, destroy, girdle or otherwise injure a vine, bush, shrub, sapling, tree or crop standing or growing on the land of another or upon public land.
In addition to the penalty provided in subsection (b) hereof, whoever violates this section is liable in treble damages for the injury caused.
(ORC 901.51; 1977 Code Sec. 132.15)
(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Punishment shall be as provided in Section 698.02. (ORC 901.99)