We believe our neighbor drilled holes into our tree and attempted to poison it. There were granules in the drill holes which were collected, and our neighbor told us he could poison our tree if we wanted him to. We told him no. (Note: I found the hole with granules because my 5 year old son was playing on the tree poking the hole)
We spoke to the police who will most likely file a criminal mischief charge. What will the punishment likely be? I believe the value of the tree will not be more that $1500, probably less than $500.