We live in East Tennessee, and this spring we had a spell of early warm weather. Unfortunately this was followed by almost a week of below freezing weather. My Japanese Maple had just completed leafing out when this frost hit. All of the new leaves have died off and it looks like late fall. Just now, about three weeks later, the tree seems to be getting a second set of leaves.
I am wondering since the new leaves all seem to be sprouting from the older growth whether it would be advisable to prune off the small narrow end branches which had contained the first set of leaves. I have a photo showing the current state of the tree which I could email to youi.
I would greatly appreciate any advice, since I would be heartbroken if I lost this tree. Thanks!