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Humongous Tree Irks Neighbors

The front yard of a home in suburban Plymouth, England is completely enveloped by a leylandii tree. Neighbors say it's an eyesore, the owner says he's being unfairly targeted.

From The Guardian U.K.:

"As well as completely obscuring the front of Alvand's home, their higher branches overhang his neighbours' roofs, as well as the pavement.

One neighbour said: "That wall took years to sort out. It's been a nightmare. Now the trees are an eyesore – they block out sunlight and make the street look bad.""

This is not the first lawsuit filed against David Alavand, the owner, by his neighbors. A 12-year battle ensued when he erected a 12 ft. cement wall around his house.

Full Story: Giant leylandii in suburban front garden incense neighbours

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