Cool to see the resolution, though the process of actually destroying one of those trees felt a little anticlimactic.
All this time, I figured it would take more of a kick to get into that garden.
IIRC, here's what happened:
Adhira and I were animating and coordinating at the site of the battle with other staff.
I believe Maeve was animating at the site of the tree with the spies.
We were coordinating on Teamspeak, and we thought everything was ready, and had not received an update from the spy team in a while. By this point we'd already had skirmishes and stuff. So we called out that we're ready for them to do their thingy at the tree, because that would signal all of the world-sized effects, but...they weren't even through the gate yet.
Given the urgency of getting it done ASAP (i.e., we were mid-speech at the actual site of this battle, and it was about to go batshit crazy), I believe Maeve went ahead and just...kicked the gate in. Like a boss.