Hi. First time poster. This is a great forum. I live in Chicago and have a red japanese maple planted fairly colse to my house on the east side. On the bottom half of the tree, the leaves are red. But on the upper half, the leaves are green. Re-planting is not really an option. I don't like the look of this at all. Will the green leaves eventually turn red? Or should I prune the tree? The green leaves are probably 30% to 40% of the tree; is pruning safe? When should I do it? Also, the botton branches weep down almost to the ground and I would like to give the tree more definition. Is it okay to prune the lower branches now, along with the green portion? Or if that too much pruning? Any help is greatly appreciated. It's such a lovely tree but I'm afraid I've let it get away from me and now does not look good at all. Thanks in advance.