Shaping a 25 year old maple
The silver maple I have in my front yard has a 18-20" diameter trunk and has grown tall enough to interfere with the power lines overhead. I've been kicking around ideas of taking the tops out, the main vertical branches being approximately 6-8" dia. where I would like to cut. How much would this stress the tree? What time of year would be best here in southern Michigan, if indeed this is possible? Thanks, Brian.