Aleppo pine trees grow very well in our desert climate with a good water source and fertile soil. They do very well with proper feeding also. Consequently they can out grow the area where they were planted and begin to cause problems with roots lifting sidewalks, branches invading public areas and walkways and becoming a hazard.
So that was the case today with a very mature pine tree that has become a hazard to the surrounding area, structures and people. So the best and safest option was for a tree removal, stump grind and replanting of some shrubs.