The Task of Pruning our Beloved Tree

We have a massive River Birch tree in our front yard. It is gorgeous, provides much needed shade, and has been home to many precious families of birds over the years. Unfortunately, it grows so rapidly and wildly that it is taking over our yard and our home. It was planted too close to our home by the builders when they built our home 15 years ago. It has grown so quickly that it is taller than our two story home and almost half as wide as our home and attached garage. It is taking over our yard and home, and we aren’t sure what to do about it. 

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