Multi-Stem Autumn Blaze Maple
I picked out a 14' multi-stem autumn blaze maple that looks fantastic. I made sure the 4 stems where evenly spaced and had equal growth.
Compared to a SINGLE stem maple, is there anything I should be worried about besides having to keep up with pruning more so on 4 stems vs. 1 stem?
Although it looks good now, not sure if multi-stem maples will compete against each other and then one stem dies off, then you have an awkward tree.
So should I go for it to get the multi-stem interest or am I asking for trouble and should just go with a standard single stem?