I know this is going to sound weird, we had to have our hundred year old tree cut down. We loved that tree. It shaded our house from the hot sun. It was beautiful. It was 5 feet wide.
We called it Woody.
Since it was right next to the house and more than a hundred feet tall, we realized that in a high wind it could drop a very large branch on our house. This winter large bark was coming off the tree, so we had someone come look at Woody and they told us it was dyeing. That we should have it removed.
I love trees, they air so beautiful. We had three other trees trimmed also.
When they cut Woody down it shook this house to the core.