Been pruned lately?

I came home after a two month trip away to find that the large carob tree in our prayer garden had been massacred by our gardeners. It looked so ugly with a pile of branches scattering the garden below. The gardeners called it pruning and said that now the tree could become healthy again. What I did notice though, was that our view was back! The tree had been growing higher and obscuring our view of the Mediterranean, but now we could see the horizon once more.