Need suggestion on coppicing some trees
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My backyard faces a street and the previous owner planted some trees (7) near the fence for privacy (at least thats what I would like to think). However, the trees have now grown big. So neither do they provide any privacy because of no leaf cover near ground and nor do they allow sun on the deck and the house in winter. Seems like worst of both worlds.
I was thinking of removing them and planting bushes/hedge but I am wondering whether it would be good idea to coppice them. I don't know what tree are they and whether they can even be coppiced.
Can someone please help me here? I would appreciate any suggestion.
Here is a link that might be useful: tree and landscape