Q: I have an overgrown Mt. Mahogany that I want cut back. It is approximately 16 feet tall and I want it cut to about 6 feet since it blocks my view of the mountains. Is this something you can do?
A: It is something that can be done but there is one thing to consider before we do it. The plant is going to look ugly for a minimum of two years if not three. With that much being cut off there is going to be a lot of bare branches that have not received direct sunlight in a long time.
It will take a while for the plant to begin re-leafing, so be prepared for a funky looking plant. Also that intense of a pruning can stunt the plants growth which can add to the delay.