Alan: What the heck are you doing?
Kim: It is ugly and an eyesore. The tree has been like this for two years, it isn't getting better. Cutting off the dead branches is the only option left.
Alan: Why are you still cutting?
Kim: It needs to be even, those last 2 branches need to go. It looks lopsided.
Alan: Those 2 branches are still 1/2 alive. I prefer you leave them.
What do you say? Should I have cut off the dead ones? Should the last 2 stay or should they go?