Should I remove the split from these silver maples?
I have 2 silver maples in my yard (~12 & ~18ft) that have a secondary branch that is fighting for the trunk. It doesn't look terrible but definitely not the prettiest trees either. Would I be best to cut off this 2nd main trunk to allow the major trunk to reaffirm itself as leader? If I do cut it off, how long should I expect it to take to straighten out and not look like I cut off half the tree? Thanks.