Do any of you live in a Tree City USA? If you do, you'll understand the frustration that comes with needing proper authorization to remove trees on your property. We've had this blue cedar in our front yard majestically cracking our driveway, blocking the view of our house, dripping sap, shedding needles and pods and driving me crazy since we've lived here. We finally got the permit to cut down the tree, and I couldn't have been happier. Until I saw the tree on it's decent to oblivion. Then I got this really sick feeling in my stomach. We electively killed a really beautiful tree because it was a nuisance. One can actually see our house from the street now, and I'm thrilled about how it looks, but I still feel a tad sad. Part of that may be though that now I either have to get window coverings or stop scampering around in things I don't want my neighbors to see me in. Sigh.