Trimming a tree is an art. You can't just dive in and lop off all the branches over a certain height. You have to shape, and thin, and provide room for next year's growth. The results can be beautiful. And this pair of trees gives us the opportunity to see the process.
All the same, the results can also be a bit startling. A little like when the hairdresser turns you around to the mirror, and the cut is just a little shorter than you expected. And you think, What have I done?