This afternoon on my way home from work I came across a town road crew cleaning up a downed red oak on piece of property that had posted signs all over it. The tree was at least 50 feet from the road so it wasnt a hazzard to any passer bys. I stopped to check it out and I asked the guy who seemed to be in charge if they were gonna take it with them. He said no and that it was mine if I wanted it ,so I said are you sure its ok for me to take a tree off private property without the owners permission? He replied that anything the town cuts is open to the public even if its on private property, Im not so sure. Opinions?