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Pruning native red maples

Posted by dghays Z10A FL Brevard (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 15, 08 at 13:13

I have a dozen or so native red maples in peninsular Florida, they are from 8 or 10' to just over 20' tall. I am seeing lots of narrow crotches including some which 'Y' and ends up being two leaders. It seems like it would be a lot of pruning to remove all narrow crotches, should I?


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RE: Pruning native red maples

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 15, 08 at 14:29

These often branch that way. Might be a bit late in their lives to mess with them much now. Major structural changes are best accomplished before there is much of a tree present - prevention rather than cure. If you could put up some pictures it might be possible to discuss specific cuts (if any) that seem like they could be worthwhile.

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