Well, the garden is now one large tree less. Actually, it was like that last night, by now it might be quite a bit more than that gone. It's going to be quite expensive, but if they do everything that we said and do a good job I think I'll be happy with the price. I find it quite hard to estimate number how many man-hours of work it'd take, how to price skilled manual labour, the costs of them disposing of all the rubbish, the powertools involved and so on. In the end it should leave me with a much less over-grown and much more manageable garden... and stop me feeling guilty about the hedge being that heinous suburban social nuisance, the overgrowing leylandii.