Trees are a good thing. They add beauty, reduce pollution, help manage the climate. But trees out of place can cause you problems. This holds true for large shrubs as well. Trees and shrubs can, at times, be bad feng shui.
Your front door is called the mouth of qi. It is where the largest amount of energy has the opportunity to enter your building. Fresh qi is the equivalent of food. Without good quality qi life is more difficult. So take a look at the above picture. What does it tell you about the quality and amount of qi that is available to the people who live in this building? Can you even see the building?
This may be an extreme case but it is not unusual. Take a look at the next photo. This looks to be a well manicured property and presents a pretty picture.
However the feng shui can be improved. The front of the property is not completely obscured as in the last photo. Is this bad feng shui? There are two trees, one directly in front of the door and the other just slightly offset. In this case the occupants will receive more qi. But consider how water reacts when it meets an obstacle. It splits and goes around the object.The same is true of energy. If it misses the door, it reduces the available qi.
©Diane Kern 2010