The final score from the yard project:
My Dad: 3 (Oak, magnolia, and evil bushes in the front are all smaller)
Vegetation: 1 (magnolia branch nailed my dad in the nose)
All in all a satisfactory result. Thank you Daddy!!!
The oak in the back yard is no longer tangled in the power lines:
The magnolia in the front doesn't overhang the roof as badly, looks better, and has many fewer leaves to drop:
An added bonus: my mom taught Nimue how to crochet. Thank you!!!