A Scary Sight

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.