I am in the midst of a difficult situation. I have a holiday home and over the last two years we have wondered why the smaller trees around the property look very ill and one has died. On a recent visit we were shocked to see that now four trees are either dead or on the way out and very ill. I have found out that the damage has been done by a man who cuts the grass for us with his strimmer. The trees have quite extensive scarring on the bases and I immediately informed the man to stop cutting the grass further and highlighted what has happened. He states he is not to blame and seems to have no clue to what he has done. Our next trip will now involve having five trees removed he has killed. I still have an outstanding payment to him and naturally all he is worried about is being paid and states he is not to blame. Has anyone else had a similar experience to this? It is all very frustrating and uncomfortable.