After I got home from my writing group my sister and I hauled the rest of the trimmed branches from the cherry tree to the dump.
I finally finished the commission piece! I have sent a photo and am waiting for approval, also the ok to publish a picture. (I'm weird that way)
AND, as promised here is a gif of the cherry trees.
The pictures are: as they were when I bought the place, this spring in bloom (Before they got even bigger), and now with the massive pruning. You'll notice they are still larger than they were when I got the place!