This holly tree has been in our backyard since we moved in.  It’s actually a pretty tree but just painful because the leaves are spiked and hurt when you have to pick them up or walk on them.  Plus, it was smack in the middle of the yard.   I took the plunge and got it cut down and taken away.  It took all of 20 minutes for the tree guys to remove it.  Goodbye tree.  I’m thinking of maybe planting a Dogwood tree off to the side.