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Is there any agreement in place?
The police are correct. Either one can use the property as he sees fit though they cannot give away property that belongs to the other so they both must agree about what happens with the trees for example but anyone can bring a guest onto their own property.
This is same as if two people own a home together, one person doesn't get to dictate who the other can bring into the house just because one owner of the househad a larger interest in the house than the other.
Do you see what I mean?
The each don't own part of the land but rather they own the land together but if the land is sold the person with the 95% interest gets 95% of the proceeds.
You may feel that it should be a certain way but the law does not reflect that unless there is a contract to the contrary. That is why the police are telling you what they are telling you.
If they can't work this out amongst themselves then they should consider seeing a mediator. Otherwise, one could sell it without the permission of the other. They do that by getting a court order.
One cannot force the other to do anything without a court order if they don't agree.