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(Daily Mail)   A 55-year-old maritime pine that was covered by a tree preservation order is blocking your view of the harbor so do you. C) Pay a friend to cut it down in the cover of darkness   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 57
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2012-11-21 06:37:57 AM
Why not just try to get the preservation order lifted? Those things aren't written in stone.
 
2012-11-21 06:39:30 AM
Throw his ass in jail for 30 days. That's more of a punishment than any fine would be
 
2012-11-21 06:39:39 AM
Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.
 
2012-11-21 06:40:28 AM

Publikwerks: Throw his ass in jail for 30 days. That's more of a punishment than any fine would be


Make him replace the tree with an equivalent one.
 
2012-11-21 06:40:51 AM
"tree surgeon Thomas McGuire to sneak into the garden at night and chop down the 40ft pine"

tree surgeon... wtf
 
2012-11-21 06:41:26 AM
It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?
 
GBB
2012-11-21 06:44:53 AM
WPP
 
2012-11-21 06:45:28 AM
What a douche. His neighbor should replace it with an even bigger tree.
 
2012-11-21 06:48:25 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why not just try to get the preservation order lifted? Those things aren't written in stone.


He obviously didn't make any 'campaign contributions' to the right people. Cheapskate.
 
2012-11-21 06:48:40 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.


Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.
 
2012-11-21 06:56:21 AM

Chaide: What a douche. His neighbor should replace it with an even bigger tree.


Expensive to install. Why I suggested the cutter should.
 
2012-11-21 07:00:10 AM

SwiftFox: Chaide: What a douche. His neighbor should replace it with an even bigger tree.

Expensive to install. Why I suggested the cutter should.


True enough. Would've been more justice than a fine.
 
2012-11-21 07:04:48 AM
What harbor view? That little spec of water in the distance that is overshadowed by the houses and other trees? Yeah, I don't think 'fail' is quite a strong enough word for this one.
 
2012-11-21 07:11:31 AM
If found guilty, they should do the following:

1> Fine both of them the cost of replacing the tree with a fully grown one of similar age
2> Make them replace the tree with the same kind (if possible similar age)
3> Put them in the stocks for 30days (isn't that still a tradition over there)
if the stocks aren't available, jail is ok too...

If they fail to comply within 30days for 1 and 2, then they both get to sign their houses over to the council.
I bet nobody would ever do that again :)
 
2012-11-21 07:12:33 AM
A view works both ways

Around here some mountain homes cut a landing strip in front of the picture window for a panoramic view.
Of course we lesser folks now get a full frontal view of the palace up high.
 
2012-11-21 07:27:11 AM

Cormee: It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?


I was wondering the exact same thing. That is one very strange place.
 
2012-11-21 07:28:16 AM
The owner should install a Batsignal-strength spot light aimed at this guys house...
 
2012-11-21 07:34:03 AM
Build a wall where the tree once stood so his view is totally obstructed
 
2012-11-21 07:34:27 AM

pkellmey: Cormee: It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?

I was wondering the exact same thing. That is one very strange place.


This smells HOA-ish.
 
2012-11-21 07:40:23 AM

Mogani: "tree surgeon Thomas McGuire to sneak into the garden at night and chop down the 40ft pine"

tree surgeon... wtf


Its a coloquial term for an 'arborist',
which is to say a person specialized in the care of individual trees.


Don't tell me you've never heard of the term before now.
 
2012-11-21 07:45:18 AM
Didn't Dan Snyder do the exact same thing, minus the cover of darkness?
 
2012-11-21 07:49:44 AM
Drill a slightly downward sloping hole in the tree to its core and fill it with sulphuric acid. Then fill the hole with a piece of bark.
 
2012-11-21 07:50:15 AM
I'm sure I could think of a few creative ways to bring the life of a tree to an end thus requiring the council to cut it down.
 
2012-11-21 07:53:25 AM
I would fill the guy's hot tub with cement.

/accidentally spilled from the wall construction of course.
 
2012-11-21 08:01:29 AM
Nott suprised this happened poole the the area is swarming with self entitled morons who think that someone because they have a large mortgage.

Council should what they have done in other places, plant a sapling in its place and until it has grown put up a board blocking the view.
 
2012-11-21 08:01:45 AM
If you're John Olerud, just have the city council order the tree cut down: Link
 
2012-11-21 08:11:13 AM
Challenge accepted:
extras.mnginteractive.com
 
2012-11-21 08:17:49 AM
Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.
 
2012-11-21 08:35:36 AM

taurusowner: Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.


Thank God you're not running the world... it would look like Giedi Prime
 
2012-11-21 08:44:53 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: taurusowner: Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.

Thank God you're not running the world... it would look like Giedi Prime


Wouldn't it look more like dune? Inhospitable desert world devoid of vegetation?

// the spice must flow
 
2012-11-21 08:47:05 AM
No fines, no prison time. Just make them plant a whole row of trees instead of one.

Fizpez: Satanic_Hamster: Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.

Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.


Then you have been led wrong. The law changed a while ago so that we can now beat up burglars/trespassers.

Link

Do keep up.
 
2012-11-21 09:04:45 AM

weapon13: No fines, no prison time. Just make them plant a whole row of trees instead of one.

Fizpez: Satanic_Hamster: Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.

Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.

Then you have been led wrong. The law changed a while ago so that we can now beat up burglars/trespassers.

Link

Do keep up.


You beat up the one with a chainsaw? I guess I am a wuss for wanting a gun in that situation.
 
2012-11-21 09:05:41 AM
The council officer's investigation was like something out of Tree SI...

/no sappy tag?
 
2012-11-21 09:12:59 AM

Paris1127: /no sappy tag?


LOL. Now THAT would be funneh.
 
2012-11-21 09:30:08 AM
You know, I wanted to be upset with this douchebag's act, I mean really, pay a neighbor to cut down a protected tree? But then I realized it's a freakin pine tree, one stupid tree, and only 50 some years old at that! Yeah, he's still a douche, he should have gone through legal avenues to petition for its removal, but c'mon, it's a single tree, not like redskins owner Danny Snyder who clears a hillside of protected trees for a view of the craptastic Potomac. I would give a sentence of having to plant 100 trees.
 
2012-11-21 09:32:28 AM

Fizpez: Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.


Beats the moon, I suppose.
 
2012-11-21 09:42:35 AM
If the tree was on his property it was his to cut down but upon reading the article he cut down a tree belonging to somebody else and should face charges.

If governemtn does not want me to cut down my trees ten they should compensate me for at least their value in firewood on the open market because you can be dam sure they don't hesitate to inlcude them in my property tax appraisal.(only about $60-$80 a cord right now)
 
2012-11-21 09:47:16 AM
White people problems.
 
2012-11-21 09:48:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Why not just try to get the preservation order lifted? Those things aren't written in stone.


Yes, they are.
 
2012-11-21 10:22:48 AM

SwiftFox: Publikwerks: Throw his ass in jail for 30 days. That's more of a punishment than any fine would be

Make him replace the tree with an equivalent one.



Why not both?
 
2012-11-21 10:31:35 AM
The "Tree Surgeon" had no idea what he was doing. He didn't do a relief cut and didn't trim the uppers before felling it. He was lucky it didn't twist and take out the house next door or crush someone.
 
2012-11-21 10:32:07 AM
i'd replant with a Persimmon tree, then when he cuts THAT down demand the court make him pay for a new one plus lost fruit. The damn things are $2-$4 each and the tree grows tons of them, all the time.
 
2012-11-21 11:00:55 AM
protected 50 year old pine tree.
arborilogical officer.
regular lib heaven over there.
 
2012-11-21 11:16:59 AM
Step 1 poison tree.
Step 2 tree dies
Step 3 tree has to be cut down
Step 4 don't end up on fark.
 
2012-11-21 12:13:20 PM

Pocket_Fisherman: Step 1 poison tree.
Step 2 tree dies
Step 3 tree has to be cut down
Step 4 don't end up on fark.


A couple gallons of urine will do the trick. Throw an Octoberfest party and lock the bathroom door.
 
2012-11-21 12:29:21 PM
Having spent 3 weeks helping restore power after Sandy all I can say is good ridance. Pine trees are the worst.
 
2012-11-21 12:38:47 PM

Cormee: It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?


It doesn't matter if the tree had a preservation order or not. He could not *ever* legally remove the tree, because the tree was on his neighbor's property! As in, it was not *his* tree to cut down in the first place. 

He needs to be thrown in jail, then sued for destruction of private property, preferably for everything he's worth.
 
2012-11-21 12:48:12 PM

Bender The Offender: HindiDiscoMonster: taurusowner: Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.

Thank God you're not running the world... it would look like Giedi Prime

Wouldn't it look more like dune? Inhospitable desert world devoid of vegetation?

// the spice must flow


Haiti perhaps?
 
2012-11-21 02:09:01 PM

Doink_Boink: You know, I wanted to be upset with this douchebag's act, I mean really, pay a neighbor to cut down a protected tree? But then I realized it's a freakin pine tree, one stupid tree, and only 50 some years old at that! Yeah, he's still a douche, he should have gone through legal avenues to petition for its removal, but c'mon, it's a single tree, not like redskins owner Danny Snyder who clears a hillside of protected trees for a view of the craptastic Potomac. I would give a sentence of having to plant 100 trees.


So where do you draw the line? If you use your logic, people (and I use that term loosely) could cut down all trees at some point. Oh well it was only a year old (or two or three or 55, etc.) what good is it, let's cut it down. Slippery slope.
 
2012-11-21 02:10:45 PM
I suppose they would have never known it was 55 years old without cutting it down.
 
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