It’s worse than that…
…it’s dormant, Jim!
But to Buck, it looks dead. So he chopped it down. My favorite little tree in the yard, that gets these wonderful, tiny white blossoms in the spring. The tree softens the back corner of the yard.
Apparently, ‘clearing around the fence top about six inches for the electric fence line’ means chopping down every damn small tree and sapling…even if it’s on the neighbor’s side of the fence.