Yes, it is very pretty and I'm not a fan of cutting down trees. But these are Eucalyptus trees and are also a fire hazard which we needed to get rid of. My husband's main priority was to gain full view capabilities. He hasn't seen the results yet, but will be very pleased. I will take better photos soon. Not only did I not have internet, my good Canon died. Two and a half weeks and a big chunk of change later and I will be able to take better pictures. The following are from my iPhone.
We had help from some very hard working guys in very, very hot temperatures and steep slopes.
When the summer haze is gone, the mountains will be in full view. Can't wait!