Well, a good portion of the backyard is now dirt and mud, but surprisingly it wasn't very noisy having all that concrete removed.
In fact, it was rather interesting watching them unearth the layers below the concrete. There were patios below patios and walls built on top of walls. You find crazy stuff when you start poking around in an old house.
This pile of sawdust is all that remains of the tree -- and those ugly yews were meant to go. The entrance into the backyard is really opened up now.
Now instead of a stone path to the backyard, we have a tractor path. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all comes together, because at this point it's really just a terrible mess!