I feel ill at the moment. After going through the bidding process for several tree trimmers, I was assured that our trees (a large cypress and large camphor most of all) would be “cleaned up” but the privacy the camphor provided in our backyard would be maintained. Instead, I came home to find that my mums, hydrangea, a new fern and new spider lily in the front yard were just about completely wiped out and that we have a new view from our backyard directly into the neighbor’s house. Here is the back tree before:


And after:


I would rather have a terrible haircut knowing it would return than this. Trees don’t just sprout new limbs and magically fill in this kind of damage.