The offending hedge, which is owned by a neighbor, has not been trimmed in five years, she said. That is, the side facing her property has not been trimmed in that long—it appears that the other side has.
And Ms. Kosciusko is not alone. In Southampton Village, neighbor disputes over unkempt hedges are not unusual. Lacking ownership of the hedge, and unwilling to shell out the cash to maintain what is not theirs, they sought relief from the Village Board.