Meanwhile, back home the neighbor has chosen the nuclear option. (Details.)
The only trees left standing have been butchered.
He even took down the wisteria.
I'm not going to complain about this, but it means I have to redesign my garden for more sun. A lot more sun.
Maple, salal, huckleberry, fern, ribes, fuchsia, bromeliad, clivia, huechera, tiarella, cineraria, asarum, and foxglove are all in play.
But he's got to assess the damage his neglect has done to his house.
And build a new deck.