It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. . . . Of course I wasn't there when it was going on, and the excavator left things pretty neat when he left after the first day. Here's one large oak that was left behind.
I can begin to see what this will 'look' like - I was afraid all I would see was devastation. Below is the driveway, looking back towards the road.
This is the worst of it, right here. Although I think there will be another largeish area cleared tomorrow, off to the right.