A friend of mine has a 2-story pear about 12-14" at the trunk and was split during a windstorm. The damage was a limb about 4' up and the wound oval is about the size of a football about 2-3" deep and it removed close to 25% of the tree on one side. Granted that one big limb sprouted more smaller ones so it has a rather large void as far as leaves are concerned, i will try to get a pic later but the question is should it be removed? The heavy side is clear of surroundings should it fall but it is not leaning, it has a good straight-up branch system and has no rot. He would like to keep it but we don't know much about these trees when they are damaged like this. I trimmed the heavy side a bit to lessen the pull on the base where it starts branching off but what do you think? His heighbor completely chopped his tree about 10' up and let it grow back, actually looks good for a years growth so this is a consideration. The tree is about as tall as his townhome now so we don't want to let it get out of control if we can keep it. Any suggestions appreciated.