It might have made for a funny movie, but it's clearly not the smart way to fix something.
When I worked in local government, residents would ask me to prune their street tree because "it's shading my garden and my roses/lawn won't grow".
Removing tree canopy to grow lawn and roses is dumb. Far better to change what you're trying to grow underneath!
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