arborcide

I understand that my neighbor has the right to trim my tree that has crossed his property line, but you would think he’d have the decency to knock on my door and say “Hey, I’m cutting down a good chunk of your tree.” Instead, I come home to seeing a perfectly healthy trunk cut down in his yard. My poor tree. I really hope it doesn’t kill the rest of my cottonwood, as I do not wish to take my neighbor to court. Sometimes, this homeowning thing sucks.

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Arborcide. Thieves in the Kensington section of Brooklyn chop down a Gingko tree to steal a bike. Click through for the full story on Gothamist.