According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department a dispute over a property line and who owned a tree resulted in an altercation with a machete around 4 p.m. Thursday.

A sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the 10500 block of North Texas Highway 87, in the north Orange area of Orange County, Texas, in reference to an altercation between two men.

According to Clint Hodgkinson, chief deputy, when the deputy arrived, he discovered the men had been involved in an altercation that began over the chopping down of a tree.  According to the report, one man got angry at his brother’s neighbor when he believed the neighbor had cut down a tree on his brother’s property.

The angered man chased the neighbor with a piece of wire from a fence, but the other man grabbed a broken machete and began chasing him.

Both men had minor lacerations and bruises to their hands after they had briefly struggled over the machete.  Neither of the men had any life threatening injuries.

The two men did not wish to pursue charges against the other.  Due to the property line dispute, it could not be determined at the time who actually owned the tree.