My neighbour Ruby and her dog Skip, have a magnolia tree in their front garden which until yesterday was very big and was very beautiful when in flower and well, it's a tree and trees are good.
It is now a twiglet, shorn of all small branches and anything resembling a leaf.
The man who did it has additionally carved, 'Jon,' onto a branch.
Jon charged her £500 for the vandalism.
Ruby's daughter has had the cheque cancelled, fortunately.
Jon also offered to weed her garden for £250.
Ruby's daughter did it today for free.