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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…

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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…

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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.


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