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booboo57 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:06:39

Woke up this morning to find my neighbour "pruning"the lovely tree on some shared ground right outside my house. It looks awful and is in full view of our front Windows. What can I do. Apart from cry.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 26-Feb-17 12:07:44

Prune her hair while she sleeps.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:08:49

Make a voodoo doll that looks just like her and pin away!!

WorraLiberty Sun 26-Feb-17 12:11:01

People cry over pruned trees? shock

Go and glue it all back together grin

StrawberryShortcake32 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:11:24

Put a really dodgy looking scarecrow in the tree.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sun 26-Feb-17 12:11:40

Is it your tree or hers?

MiddleClassProblem Sun 26-Feb-17 12:12:07

Do a tree sit in

Haffdonga Sun 26-Feb-17 12:14:07

What's the problem? Pruning is good for trees and it will grow into a better shape as soon as spring is here. Why the tears?

ChuckDaffodils Sun 26-Feb-17 12:21:47

Presumably she knows nothing about pruning and it looks shite.

SoupDragon Sun 26-Feb-17 12:29:29

Of course it looks awful. It needs to get its spring growth. Most trees look awful when leafless and freshly pruned.

iknowimcoming Sun 26-Feb-17 12:34:44


Neolara Sun 26-Feb-17 12:36:21

I agree that most trees will look better in the long run if they are pruned, but just after the pruning they often don't they look great.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 26-Feb-17 12:37:04

If it's on shared ground they should have let you know they were going to do it?

barinatxe Sun 26-Feb-17 12:38:15

In future do the pruning yourself, so that the neighbour doesn't need to. If you couldn't be arsed to get it ready for the spring then you don't really have the right to complain about someone else's well-intentioned-but-ultimately-shit attempt.

ShowMePotatoSalad Sun 26-Feb-17 12:39:40

prune her hair while she sleeps

Hahahahaha! This made me laugh so much. Going from the sexting thread to reading this comment straight after - I've got tears in my eyes gringringrin

ptumbi Sun 26-Feb-17 12:41:34

It's the best time to prune though. My dp 'pruned' my apple trees in the garden - with a chainsaw.

They are back to stocky branches now, and prob won't fruit this year, but it needed to be done.

Crying won;t bring the twigs back. Getting a grip will probably help.

Lewis1962 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:41:47

One of my neighbours told me a few years back about how I needed to prune the trees and bushes right back that were in my front garden, she also showed me which bits to cut ( I am pretty clueless when it comes to gardening). They looked awful once done but come spring they were absolutely stunning and I have continued to do as suggested each year. So maybe give it a chance you may be pleasantly surprised.

Longtalljosie Sun 26-Feb-17 12:42:01

It will grow back. It's like a tree haircut!

Haffdonga Sun 26-Feb-17 12:53:00

OP, unless you reply to this thread with a photo of a irreparably damaged tree or story of 'pruning' down to stump level then we have to judge that ...


NightWanderer Sun 26-Feb-17 12:56:54

I used to work with a guy who cried when the council pruned the tree outside his house. He was a bit bonkers though. I just remember him coming into work all upset one day and when he explained why I genuinely didn't know what to say.

I suspect the tree will be ok OP.

booboo57 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:58:31

Kingjoffrey thanks for making me smile! She looks like she uses the lawn mower on her hair already. I love the tree. It usually has a blackbird nesting in it each year and last year a small group of waxwings took up residence. As for the others it is not a fruit tree or anything that needs pruning it (was) about 4 meters high and not been pruned in the 20 years we have been here. It's a naturAl tree surrounded by grass and daffordills not a garden. Yes it will grow back but I'm worried that the chainsaw cuts near the top will let in damp and cause it to rot. Plus it looks shit and they don't even have to look at it every day.

Bluntness100 Sun 26-Feb-17 12:58:52

Many trees need pollarding every couple of years and yes they don't look great after, but they grow and will look good then.

booboo57 Sun 26-Feb-17 13:03:54

doesn't look so bad in photo but do see why it was needed.
Ok wasn't actually crying but frustrated and powerless which makes me feel like crying.

MiddleClassProblem Sun 26-Feb-17 13:05:34

😂 that tree!

MiddleClassProblem Sun 26-Feb-17 13:06:42

It reminds me of that monster in Monsters Inc who keeps getting kid paraphernalia on him so has to have a patchy shave job and a cone of shame

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