At a guess, I'd say it's probably blocking the light from his house or in
the way of something he wants to build, but he can't cut it down if it isn't
diseased or dead. In UK we have laws about stuff like that, trees can have
preservation orders on them.
So there is a law against cutting down healthy trees where you are? Is
there not also a law against intentionally killing a healthy tree? Why
obey one law and break the other? Perhaps because you think you can
get away with killing the tree, but not with cutting it down?
There are many ways to kill a tree, but it would be nice if this one
falls on your unit.
If it is one foot from your wall, then perhaps it is threatening your
foundations and you could get a dispensation from the authorities to
take the tree down. Or, perhaps, you could find it in your heart to
accept that you live in a biologically diverse world and that the cedar
you want to kill removes dangerous CO2 from the atmosphere and is the
home to varied wild life. It must also perfume your house at no expense.
Ever heard of Elmer Gantry or Tartuff?
Down with Bush/Blair and the American Empire.
You could salt the roots... but you will not be able to grow anything
else there for years.
A biodegradable herbicide should also work if used in sufficient
Personally, I'd welcome the shade! Saves me on electric bills cooling
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