We inherited a dead tree stump in our backyard from the previous owners. Hubert from All Season's Tree Service provided us with a quote that was very slightly lower than the other companies that we had called. The quote explicitly stated that the price included clean up and disposal of the resulting waste from our property. They did indeed cut the stump down but then took over one month to collect the wood. Naturally, we held payment until the job was complete. When the remaining wood was finally cleaned up, we promptly sent payment. However, Hubert began demanding more money because there was a relatively small amount of wood from a tree house that the previous owners had left behind in the tree that was cut.
We can accept that disputes happen from time to time and we are willing to resolve them in a mature way. However, what happened next was shocking. The company cashed our cheque and then returned to our house about a month later and dumped the wood from the tree house on our front lawn. Notwithstanding the fact that this is illegal, what bothered us most was that the wood from the tree house had many exposed, rusty nails (see picture) and raccoon feces that presented a danger to the others (including children) in our neighbourhood.
We find it very disturbing that this man would actually go out of his way to do this and that he would retaliate over a minor dispute in a way that posed a physical danger to others. (When we say "minor dispute": We just had this small amount of wood removed for less than $100)
We are filing a report with the police. Should this man ever appear on our property, we will promptly call them.