Comical video shows a tree which has become a "tourist attraction" after it was chopped in half as a result of a "petty" dispute between neighbours. Bharat Mistry, 56, and his family were "gutted" when his next door neighbours called in tree surgeons to cut half the branches of the 16ft tall Fir Tree that had stood for 25 years. The drastic action came after a year-long dispute between Mr Mistry and neighbours Graham and Irene Lee, both in their 70s, in the leafy Sheffield suburb of Waterthorpe. He claimed Mr and Mrs Lee had complained birds in the tree were making too much noise and making a mess of the drive of his bungalow in Brier Close, a quiet cul-de-sac where houses sell for between £160,000 and £220,000.
Pictures of the tree have gone viral and turned into memes on social media. And it has become a site of curiosity as locals have walked past to get a good look at the tree. Mr Mistry, a project manager, said: "It has been there for 25 years and we'd trimmed into a ball shape with agreement with the neighbour and he has been fine about it.
*This video was filmed 23rd June 2021.