shaping/hedging strawberry trees?
I moved into a house where someone has planted three strawberry trees, each about two feet out from the living room windows. They're about 15' tall now and growing fast, and smooshed up against the windows completely blocking the light. It's a townhouse so the front windows are the only light. If I used hedge trimmers to take off the top 5', would that look horrible? They are still pretty thickly leafed in the middle. I don't want to cut them down completely because I like the privacy. They are just much too tall of a choice.