Hey, did you know that the sap of a fig tree contains 11 allergenic components? And that you can get what amounts to chemical burns if you’re silly enough to cut back a fig tree without, oh, dressing yourself in something like this:
(yes, that’s an exaggeration).
I highly recommend that anyone who is attempting to remove a fig tree from their property use some sort of chemical agent that is *really* bad for the environment to kill the accursed thing before trying to cut it back.
Or, at the very least, don’t do it in shorts and a t-shirt while wearing no gloves… you’ll feel like an idiot for quite a while.