Save Japanese maple

karinron2January 18, 2012

We got hit with about 12 inches of very wet snow last night, which caused 2 main branches of my beautiful Japanese maple to break, at the trunk.

What is recommended?

Thank you.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Sorry to hear that. My Magnolia Little Gem is now 5 feet shorter than 3 days ago.

So, cry & wipe your eyes if needed; then make a clean cut at the trunk if needed. No paints or seals.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 8:05PM
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mdvaden_of_oregon(NW Oregon)

Probably pruning.

Did they just sort of peel away at V shaped attachments?

    Bookmark   January 20, 2012 at 12:15AM
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