< Back to All News

Lawsuit Filed Against Tree Cutter

A neighbor of the Bear Yuba Land Trust has been sued by the group for cutting large trees on a nature preserve, culiminating a two-year-old dispute. Trust Executive Director Marty Coleman-Hunt says Michael Nudelman originally asked them if it was okay to remove three large trees from the 28-acre Woodpecker Wildlife Preserve on Banner Mountain, to improve his view of Nevada City…

listen to Marty Coleman-Hunt 1
Nudelman had also offered to make a contribution to the land trust. But Bear Yuba’s Board of Directors denied the request, which, Coleman-Hunt says, angered Nudelman…

listen to Marty Coleman-Hunt 2
In July of last year, the trust discovered that Nudelman had downed five large trees, with four other trees cut, one knocked over, and two others scarred and knocked to the side. After an investigation, Bear Yuba filed the lawsuit this week. It seeks compensatory damages, including for damage to the trees and the habitat. It also seeks an injunction prohibiting Nudelman from entering the property.

BYLT-cut-trees-2

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment

*

*

* captcha