What is my recourse if loggers did property damage and left the low value logs in my driveway?

Question Details: I have 2 problems with the same contractor. I hired a logger to remove about 40 trees from my property. The contract was for cash and he kept the trees. He dropped one of the trees in my hobby orchard crushing 2 of my trees. One of them was a mature consistent producer. I have contacted multiple orchards and nursery's to find the value of the trees and no one has been able to tell me. They can not be replaced as is. Anything I put there will take 5-7 years before it starts producing again. How do I assign value if I have to sue? Also, he took all the logs he could sell easily and has left a large stack of relatively worthless logs in my driveway. Winter is coming and I need them gone before it snows. He's not returning phone calls or answering texts. When am I justified in disposing of them and can I hold him responsible for the cost?

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