I live in White Rock and have a very tall cedar tree in front of my house. It needs to be cleaned up, I would like to get more light to my property. It was previously topped perhaps 30 or 40 years ago and is now about 70' tall, way too tall for my small house. I have had a couple of estimates for topping and tipping the tree - one person wants to 'cable' the top and prune branches, the other person would re-top the tree and 'tip' the branches ($800 to $1200). From what I've read about topping and re-topping, I'm starting to think I might be better off just to remove the tree and get a nice feature tree to replace it. So my two questions are: Any experience with topping or re-topping very tall cedars? Any suggestions for an attractive feature tree that never needs pruning? I was thinking of a dogwood perhaps. Pattyblack.