How do I handle this without being toxic?
Our house is surrounded by really old trees. I don't have a lot of sunlight so I worked hard to get the one sunny area worked into a garden. Just before the house next door was sold, the owners planted 10 whips along that side. The resulting trees are ugly as sin and so tall and close together they block out most of the light. The roots have invaded my garden. Then the rest of the light was blocked when the new owners planted a silver maple. I am sick. I really did work hard to make that garden and it is rapidly dying. The area isn't suitable for anything else.
How the heck do I approach these people without sounding like a toxic neighbor. I told them shortly after they moved in that I had removed the huge old shrubs to put in flowering peonies and hydrangeas and they thought it was great. Now they are killing them along with everything else. Help. Sandy