Trying to save my Lace-Leaf Jap. Maple
We planted our maple 5 years ago and it did great in the location we put it. Last spring here in Michigan- we had a really early warm spell (around this time last year) that lasted a week or so and my maple budded. We then got some deep frosts, I should have covered it but can't turn back time, and the tree just didn't do well last summer at all. I had only about half of the tree get leaves and even some of the branches died off. I cut the ones that were to the point that I could "snap" the branches and went into this winter hoping for the best.
Finally- my question is, when it does begin to bud, if there are branches that have no buds should I cut those? I have no idea what to do for my poor tree that has done so well.