Here's the top of it, outside the kitchen window, providing a perching place for the birds as they take turns at the feeder.
Why, you ask, do I intend to remove such a useful tree? Well, the deck is several feet off the ground at that point, and the stair railing appears to be losing the battle.
And the tree is already about fifteen feet tall and less than fifteen feet from the house, and seems eager to get larger.
And it really doesn't have space to expand its roots.
The slight bulge in the retaining wall is not an artifact of the camera.
So my plan is to remove the top six feet or so and use it as a Christmas tree this year, and see if I can persuade it to be a shrub after I remove its growing tip, and if not, out it comes.