Out for a drive in Atlanta (Sandy Springs) and we just have to stop and take a picture of this travesty.  We don’t know if this was the homeowner or one of the many chop shops (aka butcher shops, aka Bubba), but whoever did this just sentenced this white pine to death.

Guessing from the diameter of these limbs, the homeowner probably did NOT do this.  Instead, what likely happened is they “got a deal” or paid the crew (that just happened to be working on the street that day) a few bills (cash, of course) to take care of some pruning.  If this scenario is accurate, we hope the homeowner secured a discount up front when the “company” returns next year to remove the dead white pine from their front yard.