I have lived in the desert for 22 years and have never lived where there is such discontent and polarization about the tree. To have or not to have them. How to trim them. HOA's take over control of your tree. Driving or walking through various neighborhoods will tell you exactly what these rules are. Most of the old areas along Abrego will tell you that trees were never an issue in the past. Walk thought the Legends and many newer areas and you will see the contrast.
Here we have the undecided trimmer who can't seem to decide how to trim the tree.
Personally I like my trees "au natural". They provide shade,
take up CO2 and give off O2 and even this magnificant tree does its part in keeping the global warming down.