With you 100000% on the Sycamore bullies! We have just been through a lengthy process to get two of them taken down behind my daughter's house. They had TPOs on them as a matter of course when the building site was in construction - I understand this because otherwise builders might build on every spare inch! Having re-landscaped her lawn twice now, due to damage caused by these blessed things, we decided enough was enough. Unless there are tree huggers about, and you have permission, you need to sort them out. We're having the work done this week and I'm not sure where you live, but we're paying £700 and that is for two large trees, along with tidying up and taking everything away. I can't wait!
She reported my DD - health visitor
She had mum's jewellery - greedy sister
He ruined our view - gardener