You may want to consult an attorney to help you with this but yes, you may be able to bring suit. Contractors who are considered home improvement contractors are subject to the home improvement contractor law which requires that the contractor, among other things, obtain the permits necessary to complete the job and if the tree removal company falls within the purview of that law, the company may be liable. There are other causes of action that you may be able to bring against the company but you may run into some trouble if you knew the area where the work was performed was protected. For further information or assistance you should consult an attorney. Best of luck.
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Yes, in theory. It depends on your arrangement with the contractor and what you and he agreed on. You may or may not have a case: there is no inherent reason for the contractor to to assume liability for knowing where the wetland border is, and/or your permitting status.
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I think it is a stretch to try and say that the "local guy" should be required to know where the wetlands are on your property.
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