Both these trees were planted at the same time. They're both evergreens. One has obviously grown up while the other has grown out.
When they were still fairly new, one of them got run over when the drunk driver ran through our front yard. The other one suffered from a massive infusion of salt to its roots when the Culligan Man dumped the remaining salt water out of a water softener in a spot that was slightly uphill from where the tree was. Path of least resistance had the tree smack dab in its crosshairs.