So, earlier this year I got into a "biffo" with my next door neighbor. They had cut my front hedge and did a really crappy job of it AND without my permission while I was at work. I went next door to discuss this with the matriarch of the house and instead ended up having it out with her daughter who told me it was THEIR hedge because they planted it 30 years ago. No matter that I showed her the property line pin and explained how everything this side of that pin was mine and everything that side of the pin was her mother's. She just couldn't get it through her thick skull the concept of property lines and property owner's rights. Add to it that the daughter's kids (her and her husband and her two kids live with her mother and father) keep throwing toys and sticks and cups and stuff over the fence into my yard. Add to it that they have two dogs who bark and bark and bark at all hours starting from 6:30am through 8 or 9pm. Add to it that they have a spotlight that they have aimed at my master bath window and it lights up my entire bedroom. I tried to get the mother into mediation but she declined. So, I've been biding my time and preparing. I have multiple videos of the dogs barking at all hours. I have pictures of the kids' crap on my side of the fence. I bought a wooden blind for my bathroom window and today I cut that hedge to the ground. It wasn't just for spite but there was certainly an element of that in my decision. Behind the hedge on my side was a tree. That made parking for two vehicles on my driveway very tight. Now, I've freed up about 150 square feet of space. I just need to have the area marked and located and I have to rent a stump grinder to get the hedge and tree stumps reduced. I have to put down plastic, weed barrier and gravel and I'll have usable space. I expect the spotlight to come on all night tonight... but I don't care! I have good light defense. Burn that light all night every night and pay extra for that 150 watts of electricity, lol. Here is a before and after shot. They mangled the job and I raked up what they left. It took me all day (from 10am) and six trips to the dump. MY hedge!