Don’t cut it down. I have a better idea…I like the preservation the glass casing does for the tree. also its a practical solution to the question of "what do we do with the tree part?" in the treehouse. keeps bugs away and it will rain, so.
Simple yet elegant use of interior lighting within ceiling plains as a visual continuation of vertical intersections. Too often we see ceilings filled with pot lights without any true understanding of illuminating an interior.