My mother lives next door to a neighbor named Kate in Hot Springs Village on Vilafranca Lane. Kate is seen picking up fallen leaves constantly. I came from Florida to stay with Mom. Noticed that there were a few stumps on Mom's property next to Kate's and asked Mom about it. She said that Kate had asked for trees to be cut down except one on that side of Mom's property which Mom gave permission. Mom is a type of person who is afraid to say no for fear that she would have no friends. I told her never to do that again. Then when Kate wanted to take out that healthy last tall oak tree on Mom's property I went over there with a note tell her NO as soon as I learned what Kate came to ask Mom for.(I am hearing impaired, cannot hear). Kate was upset, but she asked if that tree could be trimmed so I said ok, but that tree turned out to be butchered on one side facing Kate's house, then Kate had tree cutting guys cut down more trees on Kate's property leaving just one young maple tree in front of Kate's house. Then I moved out of Mom's house to townhouse nearby. 6 months later Mom's doctor said that she could no longer live by herself due to developing dementia so she moved in with me for me to watch over her, give her meds that doctor gave her..to see if they would help her memory. Several months later I went by Mom's house to pick up mail and was shocked to see that beautiful, tall, healthy oak tree GONE, cut down by Kate on Mom's property even after I already told her no. Not only that tree, Kate had them cut down that beautiful young maple tree.
I need help. Is there anyone I can talk to. Is there a tree protection organization for Hot Springs Village? I want Kate to pay to take stumps out, have those trees replanted. She had no reason to take them out except that she has OCD with leaves. She should never live in the village! People who want trees taken out have no business living in Hot Springs Village.
Thank you in advance. I hope someone will come forward to help, get in touch with me to let me know what I can do.