One significant thing about this tree is the way it clings to the side of the cliff. To bring out that significance some of the cliff has to show -- even if, in reality, it's a pretty short cliff. The other problem with the shot, if it is a problem, is that a square format is static. But this isn't a static situation. It's a dynamic situation. A vertical with a 4 x 5 aspect ratio, and the tree in the upper left third would have brought out the dynamism.
But the execution of what's there is excellent. I love the mid tones in the fog.
By the way, if you'd been on LuLa for long you'd know I always recommend printing full frame.