Drama. Of course there is drama. Someone called the city and complained about the trees being cut down and the city came by to inspect and ask if we had permits. Contractor had been told no permits were needed... it went around and around and I'm not sure where that stands. What a headache. All the lumber from the sick trees in the back yard has been removed and some of the logs left today. The sun has been shining ever since they were cut down and I'm so thrilled by the light. It's still all good. And will only get better and better. Stump grinding, new top soil, then the fun part - planning and planting.