I have a maple tree that's poorly placed. Maples grow too wide and it's starting to crowd the house and other plants. A tree that grows tall and narrow would have been a better choice. But before I spend the time and money moving it or tearing it out, I want to investigate if it's possible to prune it so that it grows a little taller and a little narrower.
Here's a picture of the tree:
I'd like to prune it so that all the limbs under the red lines are removed:
Will the tree still grow decently if I do this? As a follow up question, can a Maple tree this large be transplanted successfully?