Does pruning a tree promote acceleration of growth?
I have a 20+ year old little lead linden and a couple of 20+ year old pin oaks in front of my house. I generally like to leave their natural shape alone and only prune their lower branches when they are in the way of people or cars. Would pruning these lower branches, or thinning out the little leaf linden promote accelerated growth in overall height or width of the crown of either species? I'd love to get more shade in the summer.