The following was received via email: A friend of mine has a monkey puzzle tree in her front garden. She planted it over 27 years ago. The thing is the tree is very tall and we are trying to find out the best way to trim in height without killing the tree. We are not sure if it is a female or a male tree but the problem is the height. We just need to know the best way of keeping control. I forgot to tell you we live in Bedford England and my friend is the only one to have a monkey tree in her front garden in this area. She really needs help as the tree has now reached the over head telephone wires. Please can you help ?