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  • This tree stands in another housing society's garden. But it's branches reach over my backyard and my neighbour's backyard.

    After every few months I have a fight with my neighbour over this tree. Rest of the time we get along well.

    My neighbour's wife complains about the leaves that fall from the tree and the birds that live on it and chirp early mornings. It disturbs them.

    They get a gardener to cut the branches of the tree every few months. They can't cut the tree though as its against the law. I now shout at them and who ever comes to cut this tree's branches. I shout as I am tired of giving long, peaceful speeches on how this tree helps with its shade in the sun (our summer temp hovers above 40 Deg C), provides food for the birds and helps keep our surrounding green and beautiful.

    Last weekend, the gardener came and again cut off more branches of the tree. I scolded him at the top of my voice and told him he was harming a wonderful , loving tree. He would have to pay for his sins (religious blackmail works!). Now that statement hurt the poor guy as I think he was a religious, god fearing guy. He told me that he will only cut a few branches that hang over our neighbour's backyard. My neighbour was furious and kept asking him to cut more. The poor guy was on the tree and staring at me and my neighbour. Finally, my neighbour gave up and went inside his house. The Tree lost only two long branches.

    I am so thankful we have laws against cutting trees. I will keep trying to save My half of the Tree!
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