We had the big Spruce tree cut down last week. We had mixed feelings about it, but now we're SO happy we did it. I've been able to eat lunch outside with the pups and NO BUGS! We had a bit of a nat infestation before. We weren't sure if it was the tree or not, but now that it's gone, we're pretty sure it was. Michael has done a ton of work on the yard so far, I'll post pictures when he's done. This year is just clean up. We're pulling out weeds, plants, flowers, trees, bushes, gardens, rocks, etc. Next year, we'll plant things we like. We're also thinking about expanding our fence line on the one side.