An Eastern Redbud tree was planted in our backyard earlier this summer. The tree came as part of a landscape project and as a result the landscaping company brought a tree from their local grower. The tree looks great, but I am starting to wonder about the long-term pruning and care of the tree.

My main concern is that there are 3 main trunks that cross about a half foot above the ground. I am concerned that this growth pattern may not be maintainable as the tree continues to grow. Should this tree be pruned to correct this or is this an acceptable growth pattern? If pruning is necessary, what is the best time of year to do this pruning?