I think they are pruned this way to avoid blocking the lake view of the homes and hotels on the waterfront.
Charlie Chaplin lived here, and there is a statue in his honor
Also, in front of Nestles's food museum, someone stuck a fork in the lake.
Right by the boat dock, there is a playground and a fantastic carousel
After our walk, we visited the museum of photography
There were really good displays about the history of cameras and photography. I had to really work on my French, because there were no English translations on the exhibits, but just looking at the exhibits was fun. I did see an Alpa camera here
After this,we decided to take the boat back to our hotel. It's easy to just hop on the ferry outside the museum. This is our boat, we actually rode this same one 3 times.