How true,for many years we had a Bay tree in our garden. One year we decided that as it was cutting my light out, we'd take it down.
The light in the room increased by about 20% - for two or three months - then the council built a women's hostel and not only did it cut my light out but the noise level rose to the extent I couldn't hear my TV.
This week, we were forced to move my book cases because the heating needed to be updated by the council, the only place in my room they could go is behind the cat's chair. The chair was mine but with my illness it's too hard to rise from a sitting position in the chair, so I left the chair for the cats.