Neighbors and trees
I have a question about ash trees and perhaps some neighbor advice?
I moved in our neighborhood 3 years ago, and my direct neighbour is a "busy body" and always has something to say about everybody.
The first year moved in (my first home) she told me all my violets in my woodland garden were weeds, and to pull them out. She is older, seemed sweet, and has a beautiful flower garden herself, so I pulled out all my violets!!! IDIOT! Thank goodness they come back! I was not at all a gardner; until that summer I learned everything I had in my yard!
Meanwhile, she's been insisting every summer that my (grey/white) ash trees(2) are invasive, they'll block my "view" and take over my yard if I don't remove them asap. -- I can't find anything about these trees being invasive. Unless someone knows something I don't?
(I have the most tiniest sliver of harbor view from the 2nd story. To me my trees are more beneficial to the wildlife than my view is to me)
Last summer she also convinced me that if I dug up her 20ft. Larch from her yard I could have it, if not she'd hire someone to chop it down. It was gorgeous, and I wanted to keep it alive, so I dug it up!!! (yes, I'm a YOUNG home owner, and a tree-hugger at heart, lol) In the RAIN! ....and yes, it did die. I was so sad.
Since I've live here she has chopped a handful of trees down from her property, and is now telling me she's going to chop down her beautiful 15ft. blue spruce (which provides me tonnes of privacy) because it's going to block her view from the second story (to look into my house? lol). I understand it's hers to do with as she pleases... I guess I can always replant another tree on my property. She'll love that! ;)
Thanks for listening!
This post was edited by jazz.honey on Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 0:55