I was absolutely delighted when my neighbor that lives two houses down from us added two Paperbark Maple trees to his parking strip.
But then he did this. I almost shrieked in horror when I realized that he had topped his new darling trees. Was it to block the view? I don't think so.
I'm guessing that he didn't want them to grow up past his fence line. He committed the number one way to kill a tree according to the 24 Ways to Kill a Tree publication from the Virginia Cooperative Extension. I felt tempted to tape it to his door, but the damage is already done.
Have a happy and safe Halloween night! And remember, friends don't let friends top trees.