So, I have an Amur Maple in my tree lawn (the area between the street and the sidewalk). I am trying to figure out what to do. I have had it for a few years now, it has grown but not a ton.
Anyway, it has three stems. I don't know if I should just try to train it to be a 3 stemmed tree and make sure it doesn't turn into a bush, or rip it out and put a Sugar Tyme crabapple in its place.
The obvious concern is that the crown will not be high enough to allow street traffic through without brushing against the amur maple (it is a side street so not a ton of traffic).
There is a power line so larger trees won't work, and I have had bad experiences with redbuds (at least around here).