Details of Rachel’s challenge can be found here
The tree had stood for over a hundred years in the village park, and now some outsider had complained it was blocking their view. The tree was there before their house, but oh no, money talks, and before anyone could do anything about it, the fellers were there with their chipper and had cut it down.
The village residents went back generations and were more of a family than a community, so when a meeting was held to discuss what could be done, ancient books and remedies were consulted.
Within a week, the stump had started to sprout new life.
However, this did not reach upwards, but stretched towards the outsider’s home.
Unchecked, it soon enveloped it in fast growing ivy, reaching into the crevices and nooks of the foundations and building itself.
The owner was plagued with subsidence and structural damage, and within two years, put his house on the market. The lush rich ivy was described as an attractive feature, but only the villagers knew it had a hidden agenda.