Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A quick update on the tree situation

My neighbor from around the corner called me today and told me that my next door neighbor E (the 83 year old with the doug fir in her yard) received the letter and flowers I left her . . .

. . . but she doesn't believe that I was not the one who reported the douglas fir to the city.

Photo yanked from here.

We are going to have a sit-down, just the three of us, sometime this week to clear the air. I wish E would just sit down with me, since this third neighbor has absolutely nothing to do with anything, but I'll take what I can get. In the meantime I called the city forester to find out if they can really require someone to remove a healthy tree from their backyard. The woman I spoke with declared herself "a bleeding heart arborist" (Portland, I LOVE YOU) and said she'd look into the veracity of any complaints on the property.

Y'all keep your fingers crossed that I can convince E that I have logged no complaints to the city, nor do I have any complaints about her or her yard, forever and ever amen.


  1. Oh, that's too bad. But I hope you can work it all out. And I hope they don't cut the tree down.

  2. Definitely keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  3. Sad - hope you can work things out with her.

  4. Good luck. She'll see once you sit down that you are on her side, I just know it!

  5. My green thumbs are crossed for you. Best, Sarah