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Monday, September 10, 2007

The unkindest cut -- Thousand Oaks man accused of having trimmer chop down neighbor's tree

While I have issues with my neighbors over trees and fences and such, nothing like this has ever occurred. When I read the first reports of this story, I immediately suspected a neighbor. It is the type of thing that happens quite often.

I have had requests to cut some of the trees on my property, if which I have many, but while I will prune them to assist with any issues, removing them is simply not an option. I have sure that my cooling bills would jump dramatically during the summer, should I remove the mature elm or smaller, but still important camphor and elm that line the driveway. When you include the aesthetic nature of these trees, it make removal a non-starter.

Thank goodness our troublesome neighbor hasn't thought of the same ideas as this homeowner's neighbor.

LA Daily News - Thousand Oaks man accused of having trimmer chop down neighbor's tree

THOUSAND OAKS - A 53-year-old postman has turned himself in for allegedly cutting down his neighbor's 50-foot pepper tree, authorities said this morning.

Jeffrey Ross of Thousand Oaks was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony vandalism and felony grand theft after surrendering to Ventura County sheriff's deputies, Detective Eric Buschow said.

His alleged crime: hiring a tree trimmer to remove his neighbor's tree while she was on vacation, then refusing to pay the contractor for his work, Buschow said.


(Via LA Daily News.)


Blogger Robin (Bumblebee) said...

What a lot of nerve! Another slash mark against ever having neighbors again. Thank goodness we live in the country!

(I know, I sound like a crank.)

--Robin (Bumblebee)

6:09 PM  

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