I would appreciate some advice before I call in the Tree Surgeon...I have a very lovely copper beech in front of my cottage and it is getting very large and shading the house next door. They don't mind, but it seems to be getting larger and flourishing there ! Can anyone advise me as to whether it should be pruned or not as I don't want it to get out of hand. At present the trunk girth is about 1 foot, but I don't know how old it is as I only bought the house 2 years ago. I am a regular subsciber to Gardeners World and this is the first question I have asked. It doesn't have a TPI . Thanks for your help. Rowan.