We had one of these Forsythia bushes in our front yard when we first moved into the house and it was so overgrown and unkempt that we immediately took it out. I still remember all the birds who had used it as a hotel sitting on the fence squawking angrily at the KoH while he was yanking it from the ground. Now, seeing these things bloom in others' yards, I wish we had just pruned it and made it acceptable instead of pulling it out completely because when it blooms it looks like the sun just exploded.