I am moving into an apartment that has two mature trees, but they really need to be cut back, as they obstruct views of the tenants above, and also one is pushing against some windows. I don't know what they are. One is a type of pine, the other has a red-colored leaf. Any advice?
Cutting Back Trees
Unless you bought the apartment house, they're not your trees. Talk to your landlord.
If they're your trees, talk to a tree service with an arborist. Once pruned, pines won't produce new growth. Deciduous trees can be pruned back from windows and walls.