I've read complains of Thakrian citizens, newbie citizens, being stipped. Look to yourselves before laying blame.
I assume this treaty will be in writing? I hope it's on the BB, let me know so I can read it.
However, for now, I will not chop any stave down unless requested to do so by my barons or my City Patron. This wont last if our innocent citizens are attacked while minding their own business. I'm sure they'll have something to say on the matter also.