Unfortunately many years ago we planted a leylandii. It is now huge. We had it cropped a couple of years ago but it is just getting wider. I am torn as it offers us shade but is now overshadowing the entire garden. I have my hammock on it and it does not seem to be doing any harm. What would happen if I had the top cut off and sides cut back, would it look ridiculous.
Would any other tree grow nearby if we removed it and left the stump with some ivy or clematis to grow on it.