My wife and kids are extremely disgruntled and saddened today. Our next door neighbor has contacted the owner of our house (yes, we rent… I know it’s evil) to arrange for it’s removal. Once a year in the spring the tree sheds an enormous amount of tree pollen that covers both ours and our neighbors front yards. My wallet will be saddened as well when the power bill goes up; the tree is the only thing shading the front side of our house. Farewell, mighty oak… farewell.