When we bought our house there were three trees in the front yard. Two Dogwoods and one Japanese Maple. The Dogwoods were across from each other in the middle of the lawn. They were beautiful when they bloomed but difficult to mow around, they were pretty old, and over time they weren’t doing well so we ended up cutting them down. Sad to see them go but after they were gone we realized how spectacular the Japanese Maple was that had been mostly hidden by them. It is at the corner of our front porch and I just love it and it’s leaves (except when I have to rake them :). I have a thing about looking up, and especially love looking through branches of trees, there is just something wonderful about it and I will truly miss this one when we move.