Comments for: More than 1,000 trees cut on Livermore forest without permission

Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 6:12 a.m.

LIVERMORE | A forester has determined that about 1,250 trees of varying sizes were illegally cut from the town’s Memorial Forest, town administrative assistant Kurt Schaub said Tuesday. Forester Mark Brown of Vassalboro, who was hired by selectpersons in September, also determined roughly 99 percent of the trees cut …

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  • Anonymous

    Ooooops !
    A professional woodcutter just happened to cut over the line??
    Good thing it was only 10 acres that were cut and not the whole woodlot.

    Also silver lining, it was hardwood , just in time for the heating season.
    Easy to move to market.

    • Anonymous

      The article states that they hired a forester to count the stumps and assess the value of the damage, not that a forester was responsible for the timber trespass. Likely there was no forester involved with the harvest

    • OneWouldThink

      Freshly cut green hardwood..not likely to dry enough to burn anytime soon.

  • Anonymous

    Heck, just request an “after the fact permit”!
    Then it’s ok.

    • Scott Harriman

      You mean a “North Yarmouth Special”?

  • Anonymous

    Those poor trees; how sad…………….

  • Rocky4

    They can recover three times the value of the “stolen” trees.

  • westshores

    If a tree falls in the forest and there is no owner around to hear it -is there a noise when it hits the ground? Apparently so…..and its an expensive thud…

  • Anonymous

    Mistake? I think not

  • Scott Harriman

    Perhaps the paper could publish the name of the offending logger so the public knows whom to avoid doing business with.

    • OneWouldThink

      Not to worry…when he gets done repaying for everything he wont have a business.

    • westshores

      Scotty…not Zumba trees…..

    • Anonymous

      “Alleged”

    • What if it was a honest mistake?

      • Scott Harriman

        Even more reason to know who it is.

        I would like to make sure not to deal with somebody so incompetent that they cut ten acres over the property line.

  • melibusa

    The town wants to recover the value of the trees. I believe it would be more of a deterrent if the repayment was double or triple the value. For some of these companies the value of the taken wood would not be much deterrent at all.

  • Anonymous

    Trees grow in order to be cut. It’s like a big friggen garden. Stop whining
    over a few trees.. Yet the harvester needs to pay for the timber he/she took.

    • Anonymous

      Obviously you do not own a woodlot.

      • Anonymous

        2 lots. managed by a forester

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had a logger cut on my property without permission before. He forged my name on a contract. It went to court, he got fined $50.00 and made over $17,000.00 on my timber. I got NOTHING – not a penny!

    • Anonymous

      At the request of an older lady years ago I went to look at her woodlot she wanted to sell after her husband passed. I will always remember having to go back to her and telling her it had been completely clear cut. It had been cut off it appeared in dead winter as the stumps were two to three feet high in places and the whole area was torn apart. It never made it to trial (no push from the authorities all buddies), the “logger” walked, and she died within a year or two. I’ve seen what they call Maine justice. Don’t really know why I am still here.

  • Henderson bobby

    Make them Pay double what the stumpage would be. It they were to cut the trees they would not get the value of the wood. I would love to have someone cut my lot and pay e just what the wood is worth . i could make a ton of money.

    • Rocky4

      This is one of those things where you can sue for “triple damages”
      and almost always win. Happened to my neighbor to the tune of
      over 300k.

      • Henderson bobby

        only if they can pay

  • Anonymous

    Don’t bring down the hardwood……
    Unless it belongs to you or you have permission from the owner…..

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