When we bought our house a little over 10 years ago it came with a yard that was very nicely landscaped. We are not gardeners but, with a little (a lot) help, we have managed to keep everything pretty well maintained. One of the areas I really liked was an area between our house and the house next door that was lined with Aspen trees. It was an attractive break between the two properties. Well, it turned out that those Aspen trees were not actually "between" the properties but fully on our neighbors property and last week they cut them down...all 14 of them.
When we first heard the chain saw roaring and looked out we thought maybe they were just trimming them or taking out a few that weren't healthy. We were wrong. By the end of the day they were gone.....all 14 of them. They have since taken out every other bush and tree in their front yard. Their only explanation is that they want the yard to be easier to maintain since the husband travels a lot. I'm sure that when they complete their project everything will look very nice, but I sure do miss those Aspen trees.....all 14 of them.
The moral of my story: Don't get too attached to your neighbor's trees.