The tree was growing for 10 years in front of our house and not enjoying the place. The center part of the trunk died and only side branches remained. Nevertheless, the tree managed somehow to get the thickness of the trunk.
Removal was necessary as it was ugly as it is there and made me very happy to extract it for myself 😀
 
 
 

Progression

R.I.P., Spring 2016
Repotting too early. Not much roots developed though the growth above was plentiful. I was perhaps also too “wild” when washing the roots. So, human error or rather incompetence.