A WOMAN has responded to her annoying neighbour cutting down her bushes in a very creative and clever way.
The bushes were hacked down so an “illegal” privacy fence could be put up, taking away Kathleen Heiles beloved greenery and her privacy.
Kathleen posted a video in May on her TikTok accusing her neighbour of replacing the bushes with a white privacy fence she called illegal.
The video is captioned with “My neighbour cut down my bushes to put up a high privacy fence but we aren’t allowed high fences.”
Showing clips of the bush before it was removed and then a new white fence put in, separating the two gardens.
Before the next caption says: “I had to get creative on a budget to bring back some privacy.”
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The clever New Yorker put up some black garden trellis and made her own version of a bush with fake plastic leaves, throwing it over the top and keeping her privacy intact.
The new “bush” sits perfectly on the trellis that’s even taller than the new fence, surely making the neighbours fuming as their rude plan was foiled.
In New York they have laws over this type of neighbour argument.
One is a private nuisance law where you can’t build a fence higher than 10ft that blocks another person’s “enjoyment” of light or air.
Another includes chopping at a neighbours trees and bushes.
While you can trim them back if they’re on your property, you can’t trespass on your neighbour’s house or cause