Its pretty cut and dry, I woke up to the sound of chainsaws and saw them cutting down a large ash tree on my property.
Speak to a local lawyer about a suit for trespass and seeking an injunction for a replacement. You obviously will not get something the same as a full grown tree, but you are entitled to your losses from the trespass. I trust the tree was not diseased or a threat to the neighbor's property.
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