(full site)
Fark.com

Back To Main
   A 55-year-old maritime pine that was covered by a tree preservation order is blocking your view of the harbor so do you. C) Pay a friend to cut it down in the cover of darkness

21 Nov 2012 06:34 AM   |   10576 clicks   |   Daily Mail
Add Comment
Showing 1-50 of 57 comments
Refresh Page 2
View Comments:
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Why not just try to get the preservation order lifted? Those things aren't written in stone.

21 Nov 2012 06:37 AM
Reply
Publikwerks    [TotalFark]  
Throw his ass in jail for 30 days. That's more of a punishment than any fine would be

21 Nov 2012 06:39 AM
Reply
Satanic_Hamster     
Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.

21 Nov 2012 06:39 AM
Reply
SwiftFox     

Publikwerks: Throw his ass in jail for 30 days. That's more of a punishment than any fine would be


Make him replace the tree with an equivalent one.

21 Nov 2012 06:40 AM
Reply
Mogani    [TotalFark]  
"tree surgeon Thomas McGuire to sneak into the garden at night and chop down the 40ft pine"

tree surgeon... wtf

21 Nov 2012 06:40 AM
Reply
Cormee     
It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?

21 Nov 2012 06:41 AM
Reply
GBB     
WPP

21 Nov 2012 06:44 AM
Reply
Chaide     
What a douche. His neighbor should replace it with an even bigger tree.

21 Nov 2012 06:45 AM
Reply
Day_Old_Dutchie     

AverageAmericanGuy: Why not just try to get the preservation order lifted? Those things aren't written in stone.


He obviously didn't make any 'campaign contributions' to the right people. Cheapskate.

21 Nov 2012 06:48 AM
Reply
Fizpez     

Satanic_Hamster: Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.


Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.

21 Nov 2012 06:48 AM
Reply
SwiftFox     

Chaide: What a douche. His neighbor should replace it with an even bigger tree.


Expensive to install. Why I suggested the cutter should.

21 Nov 2012 06:56 AM
Reply
Chaide     

SwiftFox: Chaide: What a douche. His neighbor should replace it with an even bigger tree.

Expensive to install. Why I suggested the cutter should.


True enough. Would've been more justice than a fine.

21 Nov 2012 07:00 AM
Reply
Okoboji     
What harbor view? That little spec of water in the distance that is overshadowed by the houses and other trees? Yeah, I don't think 'fail' is quite a strong enough word for this one.

21 Nov 2012 07:04 AM
Reply
HindiDiscoMonster     
If found guilty, they should do the following:

1> Fine both of them the cost of replacing the tree with a fully grown one of similar age
2> Make them replace the tree with the same kind (if possible similar age)
3> Put them in the stocks for 30days (isn't that still a tradition over there)
if the stocks aren't available, jail is ok too...

If they fail to comply within 30days for 1 and 2, then they both get to sign their houses over to the council.
I bet nobody would ever do that again :)

21 Nov 2012 07:11 AM
Reply
Dr.Mxyzptlk.     
A view works both ways

Around here some mountain homes cut a landing strip in front of the picture window for a panoramic view.
Of course we lesser folks now get a full frontal view of the palace up high.

21 Nov 2012 07:12 AM
Reply
pkellmey     

Cormee: It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?


I was wondering the exact same thing. That is one very strange place.

21 Nov 2012 07:27 AM
Reply
RatMaster999     
The owner should install a Batsignal-strength spot light aimed at this guys house...

21 Nov 2012 07:28 AM
Reply
lucksi     
Build a wall where the tree once stood so his view is totally obstructed

21 Nov 2012 07:34 AM
Reply
TheOther     

pkellmey: Cormee: It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?

I was wondering the exact same thing. That is one very strange place.


This smells HOA-ish.

21 Nov 2012 07:34 AM
Reply
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  

Mogani: "tree surgeon Thomas McGuire to sneak into the garden at night and chop down the 40ft pine"

tree surgeon... wtf


Its a coloquial term for an 'arborist',
which is to say a person specialized in the care of individual trees.


Don't tell me you've never heard of the term before now.

21 Nov 2012 07:40 AM
Reply
UNC_Samurai     
Didn't Dan Snyder do the exact same thing, minus the cover of darkness?

21 Nov 2012 07:45 AM
Reply
Coming on a Bicycle     
Drill a slightly downward sloping hole in the tree to its core and fill it with sulphuric acid. Then fill the hole with a piece of bark.

21 Nov 2012 07:49 AM
Reply
magic_patch     
I'm sure I could think of a few creative ways to bring the life of a tree to an end thus requiring the council to cut it down.

21 Nov 2012 07:50 AM
Reply
Wrencher     
I would fill the guy's hot tub with cement.

/accidentally spilled from the wall construction of course.

21 Nov 2012 07:53 AM
Reply
goatan     
Nott suprised this happened poole the the area is swarming with self entitled morons who think that someone because they have a large mortgage.

Council should what they have done in other places, plant a sapling in its place and until it has grown put up a board blocking the view.

21 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
Reply
Pvt Joker     
If you're John Olerud, just have the city council order the tree cut down: Link

21 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
Reply
OregonVet    [TotalFark]  
Challenge accepted:
extras.mnginteractive.com

21 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
Reply
taurusowner     
Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.

21 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
Reply
HindiDiscoMonster     

taurusowner: Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.


Thank God you're not running the world... it would look like Giedi Prime

21 Nov 2012 08:35 AM
Reply
Bender The Offender     

HindiDiscoMonster: taurusowner: Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.

Thank God you're not running the world... it would look like Giedi Prime


Wouldn't it look more like dune? Inhospitable desert world devoid of vegetation?

// the spice must flow

21 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
Reply
weapon13     
No fines, no prison time. Just make them plant a whole row of trees instead of one.

Fizpez: Satanic_Hamster: Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.

Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.


Then you have been led wrong. The law changed a while ago so that we can now beat up burglars/trespassers.

Link

Do keep up.

21 Nov 2012 08:47 AM
Reply
kim jong-un     

weapon13: No fines, no prison time. Just make them plant a whole row of trees instead of one.

Fizpez: Satanic_Hamster: Someone in my backyard in the middle of a night with a chainsaw? I'm just going to have to do the natural thing and assume they're a serial killer and shoot 'em. It's the safe thing to do.

Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.

Then you have been led wrong. The law changed a while ago so that we can now beat up burglars/trespassers.

Link

Do keep up.


You beat up the one with a chainsaw? I guess I am a wuss for wanting a gun in that situation.

21 Nov 2012 09:04 AM
Reply
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
The council officer's investigation was like something out of Tree SI...

/no sappy tag?

21 Nov 2012 09:05 AM
Reply
OregonVet    [TotalFark]  

Paris1127: /no sappy tag?


LOL. Now THAT would be funneh.

21 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
Reply
Doink_Boink     
You know, I wanted to be upset with this douchebag's act, I mean really, pay a neighbor to cut down a protected tree? But then I realized it's a freakin pine tree, one stupid tree, and only 50 some years old at that! Yeah, he's still a douche, he should have gone through legal avenues to petition for its removal, but c'mon, it's a single tree, not like redskins owner Danny Snyder who clears a hillside of protected trees for a view of the craptastic Potomac. I would give a sentence of having to plant 100 trees.

21 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
Reply
Satanic_Hamster     

Fizpez: Except this happened in the UK where, I've been led to believe, that if you even so much as hurt the feelings of someone trespassing on your property or robbing your house you are arrested and sent to jail. I think having a firearm gets you loaded on to a catapult and shot into the sun.


Beats the moon, I suppose.

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Reply
hasty ambush     
If the tree was on his property it was his to cut down but upon reading the article he cut down a tree belonging to somebody else and should face charges.

If governemtn does not want me to cut down my trees ten they should compensate me for at least their value in firewood on the open market because you can be dam sure they don't hesitate to inlcude them in my property tax appraisal.(only about $60-$80 a cord right now)

21 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
Reply
DeathCipris     
White people problems.

21 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Reply
Just Another OC Homeless Guy     

AverageAmericanGuy: Why not just try to get the preservation order lifted? Those things aren't written in stone.


Yes, they are.

21 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
Reply
chuggernaught     

SwiftFox: Publikwerks: Throw his ass in jail for 30 days. That's more of a punishment than any fine would be

Make him replace the tree with an equivalent one.



Why not both?

21 Nov 2012 10:22 AM
Reply
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  
The "Tree Surgeon" had no idea what he was doing. He didn't do a relief cut and didn't trim the uppers before felling it. He was lucky it didn't twist and take out the house next door or crush someone.

21 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
Reply
bluefoxicy     
i'd replant with a Persimmon tree, then when he cuts THAT down demand the court make him pay for a new one plus lost fruit. The damn things are $2-$4 each and the tree grows tons of them, all the time.

21 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
Reply
relcec     
protected 50 year old pine tree.
arborilogical officer.
regular lib heaven over there.

21 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
Reply
Pocket_Fisherman     
Step 1 poison tree.
Step 2 tree dies
Step 3 tree has to be cut down
Step 4 don't end up on fark.

21 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
Reply
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  

Pocket_Fisherman: Step 1 poison tree.
Step 2 tree dies
Step 3 tree has to be cut down
Step 4 don't end up on fark.


A couple gallons of urine will do the trick. Throw an Octoberfest party and lock the bathroom door.

21 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
Reply
Land Ark     
Having spent 3 weeks helping restore power after Sandy all I can say is good ridance. Pine trees are the worst.

21 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
Reply
Loreweaver     

Cormee: It's a tree, it's only 55 years old - how the hell is there a preservation order attached to it?


It doesn't matter if the tree had a preservation order or not. He could not *ever* legally remove the tree, because the tree was on his neighbor's property! As in, it was not *his* tree to cut down in the first place. 

He needs to be thrown in jail, then sued for destruction of private property, preferably for everything he's worth.

21 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
Reply
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     

Bender The Offender: HindiDiscoMonster: taurusowner: Other than it being violation of a court order, I just don't care. It's a tree. It doesn't really matter. Burn it for firewood or make a nice chair out of it.

Thank God you're not running the world... it would look like Giedi Prime

Wouldn't it look more like dune? Inhospitable desert world devoid of vegetation?

// the spice must flow


Haiti perhaps?

21 Nov 2012 12:48 PM
Reply
bratface     

Doink_Boink: You know, I wanted to be upset with this douchebag's act, I mean really, pay a neighbor to cut down a protected tree? But then I realized it's a freakin pine tree, one stupid tree, and only 50 some years old at that! Yeah, he's still a douche, he should have gone through legal avenues to petition for its removal, but c'mon, it's a single tree, not like redskins owner Danny Snyder who clears a hillside of protected trees for a view of the craptastic Potomac. I would give a sentence of having to plant 100 trees.


So where do you draw the line? If you use your logic, people (and I use that term loosely) could cut down all trees at some point. Oh well it was only a year old (or two or three or 55, etc.) what good is it, let's cut it down. Slippery slope.

21 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
Reply
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     
I suppose they would have never known it was 55 years old without cutting it down.

21 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
Reply
Showing 1-50 of 57 comments
Refresh Page 2
View Comments:
This thread is closed to new comments.


Back To Main

More Headlines:
Main | Sports | Business | Geek | Entertainment | Politics | Video | FarkUs | Contests | Fark Party | Combined