So this was always going to be an issue when we replaced the fence.
At first, the fencer was all for getting rid of the tree, and we very firmly and very swiftly put him in the picture. THE TREE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE!
We love that tree, it's nice to look at, and it attracts birds and squirrels to the garden, so no. Chopping down the tree is not an option. A compromise was going to need to be found.
And so, this is our compromise...
I hope our tree appreciates this!!! :D