For a few years we have been contemplating removing the tree in front of our house that we inherited when we purchased our home. It is a beautiful birch tree but it keeps growing and Greg keeps trimming it down twice a year. A couple of years ago we had professional landscapers trim down the tree and it looked so much better. But then it starts to grow again. It got to the point that it was taking over half of our house and was becoming a maintenance headache. So this year we finally had it removed because it doubled in size and width in a few months. Below is a before and after pictures plus some wonderful artistic trees we saw during our search. I really loved the weeping blue atlas cedar but I am afraid the deer would eat it. I love how the branches grow to the ground. The tree we purchased is beautiful and is perfect for the spot!