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Pruning (trimming) a Japanese Maple

Posted by mjmcneese Ohio (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 26, 07 at 18:00

I just bought a home this spring and with the purchase I inherited a lovely yet wildly overgrown Japanese maple. I figured I would wait until the leaves are off before I start cutting, but when trying to plan my cuts...I just get lost! This thing is huge! It needs to be trimmed by 4-5 feet in some spots (covering a walk), and its about 3 feet taller than our roofline. So, my question is where do I begin? I've pruned (professionally) in the past, but I'm to scared to tackle this one. Any guidelines I should follow? I can post some pigs if it helps. Thanks!

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RE: Pruning (trimming) a Japanese Maple

I think good responses will be dependent upon some good pictures - otherwise they will be guessing/assuming


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