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Advice on what to do with this tree extremely close to the fence

I believe this is an elm, probably around 70 ft tall and is very lanky. This is a shared tree between me and my neighbors but is on the other side of my fence into his yard and is very close to the fence. Do I absolutely need to remove this tree? I‘d really like to get away with not cutting it down, even though my neighbor said I can, because it gives me privacy from the house behind this pic. Question is if I leave it will it definitely grow into my fence one day?

I was also wondering if I can shave the bark a little bit with a chainsaw to keep it from growing closer to the fence. If a bark is removed to the point where the cambium layer or even deeper is exposed will that stop growth in the affected area? I won’t be cutting it too much to the point the tree will fall.

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