This looks good for the scary season, but
will be bad through the life of the tree.
For the rest of its life the tree will have problems with:
- Bad form caused by quick growing limbs.
- Branches constantly rubbing together and leaving open wounds.
- Rot and disease entering into the trunk and main limbs.
- A drastic increase in limbs falling. Some of them might be quite heavy.
I understand why the homeowner would think this is a good idea, the tree really is too big for the location. A better solution would have been to remove the tree and replace it with a smaller tree.
The worst horror of this botched job is that the pruner thinks he did great work. I am disappointed that someone who professes to love their job refuses to put the study into understanding the basic do's and don'ts.
I strongly recommend that if your friends get work like this, don't go to them for recommendations on a tree service.
I bid you peace and hope that your Halloween horrors last only through the season!