We had a willow tree right in the centre of our back yard. It was always in an awkward spot, so that bothered me. For the past few years the tree has had an infection that we were treating, but with the puppy, I wouldn't spray it. It finally was being attacked by so many different bugs that we had no choice but to take it down. It was completely infested. I feel bad because I love trees and hate to remove them, but we just didn't have much choice. So we had to say goodbye to the tree.