We called our insurance company, who will cover replacement of our trees and bushes up to 10,000.00. They will then go after the neighbor for the cost. I don't know how all of this is going to turn out. I hate conflict. I like living a peaceful life. Why couldn't she just mind her own business? We had to make out a police report, so of course they had to come out and talk to us and to the neighbor.. who was livid to say the least. Probably embarassed with the police car sitting in the front of the house with lights on for 45 minutes. I told the police that we weren't interested in pressing charges. We just wanted her to get the point that when we said no to her all of those times about cutting our trees, we meant no. Her yard is these neat little sections of plants surrounded by mulch.. nothing out of place. We have miles of woods behind our house, the patch that was growing up our fence was wild and not neatly mulched.. just the way I liked it. Wild berries, day lilies, stuff like that. When I replant, I am going to plant things that grow fast and big. My friend showed me bushes she has called "Privit" I think. Maybe some Lilac and Butterfly bushes. I would like some Wisteria. This time I am going to plant all the way up my fence to the house so I don't have to ever look at her again. And just to be safe, I am going to plant my new stuff inside my fence.. and it will get big enough to grow through my fence and stick out the other side.
I REALLY don't like all of this drama. But we just felt that we couldn't roll over and let her get away with it. Ever since I have told my friends about this, I have heard other neighbor horror stories. My favorite is my friend who put up a fence 4 feet within her property line. Her neighbor's son regularly used to cut through my friend's lawn to catch the schoolbus. So, the neighbor boy's father decided to cut a gate in my friend's new fence.. after all, he didn't think his kid should have to go the long way to the school bus! Needless to say, he had to replace the fence..
What the heck is wrong with people.. it boggles my mind!