Now all of us have seen such horrendous acts of plant abuse around town, but really, do they think this looks good? This poor homeowner thinks he got a smokin’ deal by paying a fraction of what a professional tree company charges. They probably told the homeowner they would prune a bit more so he wouldn’t have to prune again for some time. Obviously, this tree will never look the same. The structure, health and vitality has been destroyed. Little does the homeowner know that by saving a few bucks on trimming that he has greatly devalued his property. They also don’t know that when plants are over-pruned, it actually promotes the plant to grow more, smaller and weaker limbs which will likely break in a wind storm. How utterly humiliating this is for the poor mesquite! Can’t we all agree that this tree should be put out of their misery?