And the finished treeless look. Finally light can be seen in the backyard.
Some of DH's friends have called us "stupid" and "ridiculous", not to our faces of course, but behind our backs, such wonderful people. But, really...doesn't it look so much better? It's cleaner, lighter, and we GAINED 10 feet of backyard...so to all of those naysayers: Thanks for the unasked for opinion. We'll make sure to ask FOR your opinion next time :)!