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  1. #1
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    Dirty deeds done dirt cheap?

    Ok. The old lady who lives behind me is letting 2 mulberry trees grow just on the other side of my fence. If anyone has ever dealt with a mulberry tree they suck. Too add to it I have a cherry and apple tree on my side and her trees will end up overshadowing mine and will starve them of sun. Is there any way to kill a tree and not look like I killed it? A friend says to drive a copper nail into them. They're only about 2" - 3" diameter right now but these things grow pretty fast. To me they are a weed not a tree.


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    yeah..spray some killzall on it in the middle of the night.

    They'll just die.

    And unless your some kind of farming CSI

    I think you'll just think it died.
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    Silly question. Have you tried speaking with the woman yet?
    Might be a simple solution to this simple problem.
    Then again, maybe not.
    I'd try a civilized conversation first,see where it takes you.
    Time to lawyer up if she won't play ball.

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    If he talks to her she will think he is a dumbass .... kind of like we do .... plus if the trees die she will think I bet that dumbass had something to do with it ... she might end up beating him up...


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    Quote Originally Posted by vmc1161 View Post
    If he talks to her she will think he is a dumbass .... kind of like we do .... plus if the trees die she will think I bet that dumbass had something to do with it ... she might end up beating him up...


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    Why not ask her to cut them down....or let you cut them down.

    Maybe plant her a new tree there... or just pay her for letting you cut them down.

    Why resort to some underhanded scheme ???

    Might be able to move them for her...

    Id try a few honest methods of resolving this before resorting to some kind of underhanded and criminal act.

    Of course I would never resort to a criminal and underhanded act because of a messy mulberry tree...

    God put that tree there for a reason....very possibly just to annoy you..... or to teach some sort of lesson in getting along with others or reasoning with others... patience.... who knows....

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    Your library has books by Nolo Press on Neighbor Law. You won't like what you read there.

    The guy from the county said I could cut off the branches that hang over my property but if the tree dies it's my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    Why not ask her to cut them down....or let you cut them down.

    Maybe plant her a new tree there... or just pay her for letting you cut them down.

    Why resort to some underhanded scheme ???

    Might be able to move them for her...

    Id try a few honest methods of resolving this before resorting to some kind of underhanded and criminal act.

    Of course I would never resort to a criminal and underhanded act because of a messy mulberry tree...

    God put that tree there for a reason....very possibly just to annoy you..... or to teach some sort of lesson in getting along with others or reasoning with others... patience.... who knows....
    And if that doesn't work, try plan"B"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMigIzCvc44

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    Oh boy, all kinds of visions going through my mind ... Matt sneaks over and cuts the tree down and it lands on his car ... or him ...

    If the rumors about him are true he should just put a pair of his underwear near the tree's roots ... those trees will be dead before he gets to his front door...

    Or he could just use some of his janitorial stuff to eradicate that poor ole tree.


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    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmc1161 View Post
    Oh boy, all kinds of visions going through my mind ... Matt sneaks over and cuts the tree down and it lands on his car ... or him ...

    If the rumors about him are true he should just put a pair of his underwear near the tree's roots ... those trees will be dead before he gets to his front door...

    Or he could just use some of his janitorial stuff to eradicate that poor ole tree.


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    That gets two of these.

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    Just move your trees and be done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Just move your trees and be done with it.
    But they block the view from next door of his favorite pee-pee spot next to the house ...


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    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Just move your trees and be done with it.
    But, there's no drama doing it that way.

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