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    How? Why? What on earth...?! That's into unforgivable territory!! I'd be posting them an invoice for an already trained specimen, which would probably run into hundreds, if not thousands. Also maybe a police visit; that would certainly count as criminal damage Not that it would restore the tree
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    Perhaps it wasn't your neighbour but someone else?
    20 miles from here, vandals have cut back 700 young cherry trees just above the graftpoint, their idea of fun...

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    That's dreadful. Just a thought but are your neighbours (or their relatives) elderly? Could dementia be a factor? I'm finding it hard to see why anyone in their right mind would come into someone else's garden and do what they probably thought was technically a good job, at least without asking!
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    Oh i wouldnt stand for that dig your tree up and go in there garden dig a whooping great big hole in the middle of there lawn and plant it in there. Thats what i would do.

    My mum and dad have a little farm with no public rights of way on it but the amount of times someone would just stroll across a field was unbelivable. I was frequently dispatch by my dad to tell them to bugger off when i lived at home (apparently being an argumentative teenager has its perks).

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    KCN just read your op out to me.

    My response would be far less calm than yours has been and would probably end with me pinning my neighbour to the wall... Using a hilti gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seahorse View Post
    That's dreadful. Just a thought but are your neighbours (or their relatives) elderly?
    No, they are middle-aged (in their 40's or 50's) and mentally competent the last time I spoke to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar
    Perhaps it wasn't your neighbour but someone else?
    Unlikely because it's a quiet cul-de-sac with only one way in and one way out, it isn't visible from a main road and any strangers would not find it easy to do it un-noticted.
    But I suppose someone might have done it during the night. I'm not sure how they would have known the tree was there, nor why they'd bear a grudge.

    Quote Originally Posted by out in the cold
    My response would be far less calm than yours has been and would probably end with me pinning my neighbour to the wall... Using a hilti gun
    I knocked on their door when I first noticed it several hours ago, but nobody answered (probably at work). That was probably a good thing because I was really angry at the time; I had the intention of getting them to come and take a look and ask if they could explain WTF had happened.
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    If it was them- then I'd also suggest quoting for a replacement.
    You don't want to alienate them- but they need to be aware that what they did wasn't acceptable ( trespassing too! ) and they need to put things right.
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