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northern red oak, part shade weird growth habit

Hi - My neighborhood has a ton of northern red oak, many in a lot of shade, doing great. So I planted one in part shade here a year and a half ago (early april 2015). This year it seems that the weight of the leaves has caused it to lean and grow horizontally.

At the very "top" of the tree, there are three leaders all, two parallel to the ground and one at maybe a 45 degree angle. Should I do corrective pruning if I want to encourage a straighter trunk? Would this be the right time to do such pruning?

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