Japanese Maple Pruning Debacle

recyclablesteelcanAugust 17, 2011

I stupidly hacked a few lower branches off our Japanese maple this afternoon, reducing it from a low-branched, elegant thing to an ugly, bare, forked one.

This is what it looks like:

Is there anything I can do to fix it? Will some branches grow back, or have I doomed the tree? :(

It self-sowed several years ago and we previously never touched it. I wish I had just left it alone!

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Put...the saw...down.

If the "bare legs" look doesn't grow on you, you could always plant something in front of it.


    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 1:02AM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Recycle, that is a good looking tree you have. Wait till fall and if you like plant a dwarf conifer or under it.

Your tree is fine, just a little different than before

    Bookmark   August 19, 2011 at 10:40PM
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