I’d say it’s more akin to a vet rubbing pig shit into a the wound of a cat that was just fixed...I told my wife that in terms of their profession this would be the equivalent of hiring a vet, sending them into their yard, grabbing their pets and doing some malpractice on them. Agree?
Love ya Mark. You are a true gent. I would have blown a gasket like Tom. They did a cardinal sin to a master arb like you. I hope you will school your vet neighbors to avoid a recurrence.I'm just not even sure you could do something worse to a tree guy/gal then to tresspass and beat their trees up. Hard to think of worse than that as far as property goes. And in 2020 we still talk about this type of work? In NJ! Tree care has been around and prominent since before I started climbing when I was 12! I'm old now. I wasn't allowed to spike trees on a person's property since then. It really amazes me. And to think my neighbors (both veterinarians) don't know that the work done to their trees was scientifically poor?
Would've solved the issue quicklyWhat I don't understand is why they didn't just ask you if you'd do it...forget trying to save money, if they know you do it and the trees reside mostly on your property, would it kill them to just ask you to make a few cuts? If my neighbors asked me to make a few changes to my trees on their side, I'd happily do it for free to keep someone else from touching them.