A few years ago I installed a landscape for a good friend of mine. I have been taking care of it since then. The whole concept of this landscape was to look natural and eliminate the need for constant trimming. (proper maintenance) The only thing that I didn't install is the low grade Laurel Oaks next to the road. The Oaks are only 14' tall. Due to the HOA I was forced to butcher and elevate the trees by 10'. About a month later my friend gets another letter stating "The Oaks have been trimmed but the canopy is too wide". This letter however, was a hand written note from the president of the HOA... Not official. Today I met with the jerk to see what he wants done. Immediately he starts yelling and insulting me. Attached is a pic of his illegally trimmed tree. Since he was such a dick I was going to report him to the county. I was just curious if he has to be caught in the act of topping an Oak to get in trouble?