LIVERMORE — A forester hired by Livermore has determined that about 1,250 trees were illegally cut from the town’s Memorial Forest.

Town officials say they intend on recouping the value of the trees.

Town administrative assistant Kurt Schaub tells the Sun Journal that the forester is in the process of calculating the total value of the cut, based upon the size of each stump. Ninety-nine percent of the trees were hardwoods.

Schaub says about 10 acres of town property was cut by a logger who cut over the property line.

A letter was sent in September to the logger responsible for the cutting, informing him of the town’s intention to recoup the value of the trees, the cost of the survey and the cost of the timber valuation.

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