An old tree in my backyard died recently, which at the time I thought nothing of. It wasn’t until my friend helping me cut it out with a chainsaw, we noticed a section of the tree had what appears to be a hole drilled in the side, and a plastic bag stuffed inside it.
The more I think about it, the more I suspect foul play, especially considering:
A) It was in a section of the tree my neighbours could reach by leaning over the fence
B) These neighbours have on other occassions chopped branches off my other trees, and which were not overhanging on their property, and
C) They have a monster veggie patch over the fence (which they break all the water restriction rules watering too, but that’s irrelevant)
I’m wondering if they used some kind of poison to kill my tree off, probably because they thought it was absorbing too much water for their precious vegie patch. I’m especially miffed/worried as I have young kids who play around that part of the yard all the time.
Does anyone know if I can have it tested to see if/what they poisoned it with? Do I have any recourse if I can prove they did something to it?