My neighbour complained to our local authority about our high trees ( Conifers ) on the boundary between us and them that were on our property, we fought to keep them but the neighbour won the case under the anti social behaviour act and we had to cut them to an acceptable level. Since then another deciduous tree of ours has died on the same boundary , we have had an arbonist in and it was confirmed the tree was holed and poisoned and we believe our neighbours done this but they deny they have touched it . Having spoken to several people it appears to be very difficult and costly to prove such a case without cctv evidence or substantial proof. is this so? And would it be worth us perusing , also what are the chances of us winning the case if it went to court
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For now please let me know if you are assuming it was your neighbours?
Also when you say go to Court, do you mean a civil or criminal court please?
Yes I am assuming It was our neighbours who done this to our tree due to the history I mentioned previously. and we believe this is a criminal act , so yes a criminal court.
We have had previous issues with this neighbour as mentioned over high trees in our garden , and the council ordered us to cut our conifers to a lower level from 40 foot high to 2 metres high , we believe they must have poisoned our deciduous tree as the council could not order us to trim this one as it was not an evergreen.
so we assume they took things into their own hands to kill our tree with poison
Thank you for your reply , just one more thing , if we decided to take civil action , considering the circumstances explained in our original question , do you think we would have a good possibility of winning a case such as this ?
I think you would yes.
Does this help?
Hello Alex, thank you for your help , much appreciated , that's all