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Pruning a Rowan tree

I am itching to shorten the leader on my 8 foot tall Sorbus 'Olympic Flame' but I don't want to harm it or make it look unnatural in any way. I planted it last Autumn as a bare rooted tree and it is doing very well.
The reasons that I would like to shorten that left hand leader to the level of the right hand top branch is to give it some symmetry, to prevent the tree from growing too tall, and to help shape it.
Would it do any harm to take off the top foot of it, to just above the leaf that will make it level with the branch on the top right?


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