Yeah, I think it's illegal here too. I'll wait until my boyfriend gets home from work, he isn't happy about it at all. Especially about them lying to me about calling the landlord. Even if they did call the landlord you would think it was common courtesy to knock on the door and say you are going to do it. :/
Yeah, I am upset. Not so much because he cut down a tree, more like I'm upset because it was THAT tree. I gave him a name, and I liked watching the birds that made their nests in him. I wouldn't expect them to understand that though, they would probably just say "It's just a tree".
It's just a really sucky situation anyway, we already don't fit in with the neighbors cause we aren't sociable and like to keep to ourselves, so I hate the idea of knocking at their door and pulling them up on it, then being the topic of gossip for weeks.
Sigh, country life.