Attached are some pictures of some White Pine trees that my neighbor trimmed or had trimmed....I'm not sure if he did it himself or had his landscaper do it. I'm looking for opinions on whether or not these things are butchered and whether I should just put them out of their misery. I won't go into the whole story here at this point, but these trees and some shrubs are located on my property and the neighbor is responsible for maintaining them. I had actually trimmed them and the Rhodies in front of them myself a few months before he did this to them. All I had done was to cut out some dead branches and the inward facing and crossing branches and some drought damage from when they were first planted. They were planted about 5 years ago. You can see that a couple of them are suffering from lack of sunlight near the woods edge. Let me say that I'm certainly not an Arborist but I did work for one for as a ground man for a year and I would have never pruned these trees the way my neighbor did. He basically topped them all and cut the tips of the branches, almost as if they were shrubs. It drives me nuts every time I look at them and I can't see how they will ever grow into decent trees now. I'm seriously considering just cutting them all down. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance.