can an established, large, wild plum tree Harpephyllum caffrum be pruned in order to try shape/reduce the width of its canopy? I have a huge wild plum tree in my small townhouse garden and it has a very wide canopy going over my townhouse roof and over my grass area. The trunk is very thick as it is established, and some of main branches leading off the main trunk are also very thick. secondly, I need to know whether the root system of the wild plum tree is aggressive? reason why I am asking is because the wild plum tree is quite close to a wall. Please can you give me some pruning advice (if it is possible or not to prune a well established huge wild plum tree or not... and best way to go about pruning the tree without killing it). and if you can advise regarding whether the roots will damage the wall or not. The tree has been there for at least 20 years and I don't note any visible damage to the wall. so I am hoping this means that the roots won't damage the wall in future? kind regards
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