The garden was getting overgrown and some of the trees have now resulted in too much shade for the vegetable patch in the back so it needed trimming. Whilst that was being done, there were other palms that I decided did nothing to the general aesthetic of the garden, so they had to go. After consultation with Council and some arborist quotes, the result. I'm still trying to get used to all that light... I might yet regret it in summer when shade is such a blessing.