There's a 63-year-old guy named Curtis Pardee from New Haven, Connecticut.  And he was recently busted for using a chainsaw to chop down a famous 200-year-old tree called the "Door Tree" in Hamden, Connecticut.

It got its name because the bottom of the tree grew to look like a big arch you can walk under.  The tree is so famous it was once featured on "Ripley's Believe It or Not".

So why did Curtis chop it down?  He told the cops it was because he HATED his brother . . . and his brother loved the tree.

Now he's facing charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass.