I’m suggesting we trim it back for starters and see if they can live with it. It would be much easier. On another note ... See the retaining wall? That paver looks like one at HD. The owner wants a hardscape border of some sort put around the tree. The yard is small and aesthetically I think it would be too busy on the eye. I want to suggest a nice crisp cut edge instead of a hardscape edge. What do you think?