Tuesday, August 4, 2015

All I Can Say Is OMG!

 I heard the buzzing of a chainsaw, a tractor scurrying back and forth, and a wood chipper this morning, and this was after we spoke with our neighbor yesterday, who had hired a crew of tree trimmer and topper fellows to take out some of his trees to improve his view from his home which sits above us, down into the valley below and across the the mountains.
 So, I went outside and asked the tree fellas exactly which of our trees were being removed today and they said that as far as the cedar area that all of them were being removed,
and I cried OH NO NO NO NO NO.
We had discussed with the neighbor yesterday that we would be willing to take out the tall scrubby pine trees, which by the way my husband completely dislikes. but we had made no agreement to take out the cedar trees that stand within the mix of trees in the particular piece of OUR land that we had discussed with the neighbor.
 An so, I told the trimmers that I was the land owner. (since my husband is out of town) and that they are to only take out the pines and leave the cedars.

 Can you imagine the horror had I been away also and then come home to NO TREES on the west side of our property?
 The trees provide privacy on that side of our property, are healthy trees, and the birds love them.
Cardinals, robins, hummingbirds, brown thrashers, pileated woodpeckers, they ALL have appeared in this grove/stand of trees on a constant basis throughout the four seasons of the year.
 Now it's raining off and on, and the trimmers are gone to lunch and to take a haul of mulch from our trees to the company they sell it to.
I am 
Misunderstandings can happen often between neighbors, but I don't think our neighbor heard what we were saying yesterday.
He would have had the entire grove cut down, taken away our privacy factor and also it dulls the sound of the other neighbor driving up their rock driveway.

Oh, now I hear their chainsaw going at it again.  Five more trees to go and that's all I will give to improve the neighbor's VIEW!


  1. I wouldn't have given him that.

  2. Yeah, I'm a cynic. He knew exactly what was going to happen. Glad you were home. I'd be out there watching in a lawn chair with an umbrella now, were it me. LOL Good luck!

  3. I'm so glad you were there! Some people just don't understand the value of a tree. Yes, we can have too many in our yard but we have to take them out slowly and carefully. I love cedar trees because of the habitat they provide too. :)

  4. Glad you were home..I wouldn't have let them cut any of "my" trees...Think of all the trees that are being destroyed by fire in the west right now..Very sad..

  5. OMG . . .

  6. What an ass... he knew damn well what they were doing and he was hoping you wouldn't be home or notice. I think your hubby needs to talk to him before he tries it again.