We planted what I thought was a Little Gem about 8 years ago. In this time period, our Little Gem has grown about 25' in height & is about 18' in diameter - at the base.
I would like to trim up the bottom so we can sit under it, however, some of the lower branches are quite thick. There is a dominant trunk, but I'm concerned that if we cut off these large branches, I could harm the tree.
Any suggestions? I'm assuming I should wait till late fall - if I decide to do this timming......
I just don't want this 25' tree to end up in my living room.