I have a Magnolia Stellata (trained as a tree) in my very small backyard. It is about 12feet tall and 8-10 feet across. It has grown over the only path to the garage so that I must walk off the path to get around it. It is too big and messy for my small space. I have read from other threads that this particular species does not respond well to vigorous pruning. I love this tree but feel the only choices I have is to live with the beauty and mess or distroy it. Please tell me there are other options. Help, I don't want to distroy this beautiful tree.