I didn't realize that when you buy a property, that you aren't necessarily buying mineral rights or right to the timber that may be on your property. I don't know why you might not get these rights automatically when you buy the property.
What if, after you had owned property for a while, a gold mine was discovered, would you have claim to the gold? It doesn't seem right that the government could send someone in to cut down the timber. I'm confused about this one.