To the Editor,
Re: Tree vandalism leaves residents ‘flummoxed’, July 21.
I can sympathize with whoever vandalized the trees that could be obstructing someone’s view.
When you purchase a home with an ocean view, and then a few years later lose your beautiful vista because someone has not kept their trees at a neighbourly height, it tends to be annoying as well as affect your property values.
The city does not have any height restrictions on vegetation, however you can build a fence to a height of only six feet.
Trees, on the other hand, grow as high as their owners allow them to with absolutely no regard for their neighbours views and property values.
I respect a person’s need for privacy, however, privacy can be achieved without obstructing views of the other property owners in a neighbourhood.
A vegetation height-restriction bylaw would certainly solve problems that home owners are encountering and stifle further vandalism.