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Reply #142: Wow. That's just malicious. So sorry to see such a beautiful tree destroyed by idiots. [View All]

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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 10:27 AM
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142. Wow. That's just malicious. So sorry to see such a beautiful tree destroyed by idiots.
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 10:30 AM by DirkGently
My father had some minor landscaping done in his backyard, and pointed out and marked a huge, healthy, tangerine tree that produced maybe a hundred pounds of the best tangerines I'd ever tasted every year. They forgot the conversation, and what the marker meant, and cut it down. They brought him a little stick to replace it, which never grew or produced anything.

Sounds like these guys dislike this particular kind of tree as you noted, and took the opportunity to play a nasty little trick. I'm imagining the guy looking back over his shoulder in the pic is thinking about that.

Not in favor of suing over every slight by any means, but I don't think it would be out of line in a case like this. Anyone would know such a "trimming" would kill the tree, or at least effectively wipe it out for decades. And they left you with the huge, awkward looking stump to boot. They ought to have to pull the stump and replace it with a mature tree of similar size, or the value of that. I'd imagine a tree like the one you lost might cost $20,000 or more. They might argue the company has right to trim if it has an easement, but this was tree-icide.

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