Fined 20k for cutting down his own trees

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island man is being fined more than $20,000 for chopping down trees in his own yard.

He says the trees were a danger to his family and property, but officials in his village disagree saying he didn’t go through proper channels and now he has to pay up, reports CBS2’s Elise Finch.

Pericles Linardos has called his Nassau County wooded property in the Village of Muttontown home since he was 12 years old.

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7 Responses to Fined 20k for cutting down his own trees

  1. NewVegasBadger says:

    It’s New York, where you need a permit for everything. If they had their way, you would need a permit to wipe your own ass. Naturally, it is always about the money.

  2. Andrew says:

    The liberal shit-controlled city where I live has a heritage tree law. Trees over 24″ in diameter require a permit to trim or remove, that costs money and requires replacement by multiple trees.

    One of the most popular trees here is sweetgum. Which is known for just twisting or splitting apart, for no apparent reason, once they get around 25″ in diameter.

    Or Live Oaks, which have huge ass trunks and just one day decide to shed half the tree, again, once the trunk gets over 25″ in diameter.

    And, yes, they have bands of ‘arborists’ driving around checking on the ‘city’s trees.’ And they will fine you after a hurricane or strong winds.

    I hate liberals.

  3. Rmb says:

    And I thought my HOA are a bunch of clueless, arrogant assholes.

  4. Richard Watson says:

    Let’s take a look back at one of the Chicago area’s most infamous landscaping debacles: Mr. T’s 1987 inexplicable destruction of more than 100 trees (actual tree counts vary) on the old Armour estate in Lake Forest.

  5. FriscoKid says:

    Maybe he can use the unpermitted lumber to erect a gallows in the village square.

  6. Westcoastdeplorable says:

    This is about as idiotic as that guy in Oregon that got fined for collecting rainwater on his own property. What’s the point in buying real estate if you actually don’t “own” it?

    • Chet says:

      In the commie’s mind you don’t own it. And who runs the country from local government to national? The commies. We need to start killing them.

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