After consulting with several people knowledgeable about trees, we decided to remove one of the Palo Verde trees in front of the church. It had become so large that the bricks in the planter were breaking. What worried me more was the concrete near the tree had started to lift up and people were stubbing their toe as they walked. A minor reason for removing the tree is that clean up of the concrete in front of the church will be easier. We will all miss this beautiful tree but it needed to be removed. We will decide shortly what we should place in the planter. Thanks for your understanding.