Our neighbor, Betty, is having five Arizona Cypress trees taken down. There goes some of our shade and privacy, but also there goes the sap they used to leave on the deck and steps on the west side of the house. Small advantage.
Holly and I slipped under their danger-tape to go to the grocery store, and I asked her to take a photo of the guy up there, when we got back.
Holly called the photo "a guy where a tree should be."
Update. One tree is still there.
I think maybe we should put bamboo over there (giant reed grass) to grow up as a barrier and some shade. Sheeeesh..... it's sunny where it wasn't sunny before.