The trees in my garden had become a threat to the foundations of my house so, unfortuneately, we had to have them taken down. One tree had grown so big that it hammered on the bedroom windows if it was windy and it was very gloomy underneath. This may be OK in the middle of a forest, but not in a small garden! I think previous owners had not thought about the long-term impact their planting would have. Here are some before and after photos.