This was one of the plants a little too tall in the fence and was going to be trimmed by the gardeners.
Reminded me of a science fiction novel, where the Earthlings suddenly find that the Earth is due for demolition for construction of a hyperspace bypass.
“There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now. … What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh, for heaven’s sake, mankind, it’s only four light years away, you know. I’m sorry, but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that’s your own lookout. Energize the demolition beams.”~ Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams)