Please explain to me why "pruning" the trees means destroying them. All of the branches have been cut off the trees that for years have given me a glorious view. ALL OF THEM. Only tree stumps remain.
UPDATE: I called the company doing this work and it was explained to me that the trees were at risk of falling because the roots were growing under a building. The trees had to be removed. She acknowledged it is a "sad day" for those who enjoyed this view for years.
And for many of us it is indeed... the end of an era.