TREE OF LIFE: Love the perfect reflection, could be treated similarly to SUNRISE TREE. If cut to square, either edges would need to be built, or we could lose the bottom half or 2/3rds of reflection, or lose equal parts tree and reflection. (Edge bushes could be cleaned up).
When you look at beautiful autumn colors you are looking at stress, but the bigger the fight the trees put up the more energy they put into their defenses at the very end the more brilliant their colors will be. Winter will eventually come. But, scientifically, the brightest, deepest most remarkable colors come from not giving up too easily or quickly. From Michael Stevens of Vsauce http://youtu.be/dvKeCcxD3rQ