The Question and Answer section for The Interlopers is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Their condition after being trapped under the tree?
From the text:
And as he stepped round the trunk of a huge beech he came face to face with the man he sought. The two enemies stood glaring at one another for a long silent moment. Each had a rifle in his hand, each had hate in his heart and...
Ulrich’s grandfather had taken legal ownership away from Georg’s family many years ago. Georg’s family never accepted the Court’s decision and the two men have been feuding.