Any and all advice welcome.
We have a border of very tall arbor vitae at the back of our yard; we planted these to serve as a fence. They are all well on our property, do not extend over the adjacent back yard, and we are committed to natural gardening, so we do NOT spray them.
We just learned that the neighbor behind us has been spraying the trees each year and trimming them. They never asked about doing this and they can't seem to tell us what is being sprayed.
We have a lot of kids in the neighborhood AND a sign on our yard that identities our property as organic and child-safe.
Has anyone had a similar issue?
Can you please give me advice?
THe neighbor was flabbergasted that we would not want our trees sprayed--and seemed not to understand that they should've asked first.
This issue came up when we saw that they are installing a concrete retaining wall right behind the trees-so we are also concerned about adequate drainage for the trees. Right now they'd probably cost about $1000 each to replace.