The Mr saw my Instagram post and he came home and removed the trees. I LOVE the way it opens up the front and you can now see all the mid-century detail. Still debating on what to replace it with as I am trying to move it back towards a more modern ascetic. Part of me even wonders if it needs anything at all. We were going to transplant them, but where I first thought they would go did not work. Thankfully a landscaper was passing by and eagerly took them. Every little improvement on this house checks off a task on the mile long list and it feels oh so good!