We had this tree at the front of the house. Like less than a meter from the front of the house. When we moved in it was quite small. But it grew. For a couple of years we put lights on it at Christmas. Very festive. Then it got too big for the lights. They only reached half way up and it looked crap. I've seen the same sort of tree in other people's gardens and realised that this is no shrub. This is gonna be one of those big f-off trees that you really don't want a meter away from your front window.
So the other half got out his chain saw and hacked it to bits. The tree is no more. Dead.
But at least we can see out now. And it's light!
I blame Betty and Geoff. Who plants a tree slap bang in the front of a house?