Sometimes neighbors are delightful.
M- was cutting an Alianthis tree down the other evening. This tree was located smack-dab in the middle of our backyard and really just a nuisance. He trimmed the lower branches and then made his way up the trunk to remove the rest as well.
After all of the branches were off he chopped the third top of the tree off. It wasn't a very thick tree, but pretty tall so he was just using a hack saw. It took some time but, eventually that part of the trunk fell to the ground like a champ.
M- had started pretty late and it started to get darker and darker so he decided to leave the rest of the trunk for the next morning for safety's sake.
After a long nights rest we were preparing breakfast when all of a sudden we heard a loud ARGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRR! ARGGGGGGGRRRRRRRR! I looked outside and what did I see? My neighbor cutting the rest of the tree down with his chainsaw!
It was hilarious to look out the window and see him there just chopping it down like we had asked gin to help out. I guess he saw all of M-'s tree climbing and decided he could help out. While we looking and laughing, he looked up, waved, grabbed the trunk and walked off into his yard. That was the last of that tree.
Strange AND delightful.
--I'm excited to be replacing that tree with 2 Pear Trees, and a Japanese Maple. LOVE.