I don't know what possesses people to "prune" a tree by just hacking the top off half way through the trunk. And yet, everywhere I look, I see trees butchered this way.
This is not how you grow a healthy tree, at all, ever.
The good news, if you can call it that, is that this tree is in the way of where I want to rebuild the back yard shed, so it doesn't really need to live much longer. All the same, I wanted to make it look a bit better in the mean time, so I got rid of the mangled half-trunks.
Looks a bit nicer now at least.