acer development

  1. T

    Aiming for graceful trident

    Trident maple under my care. Caliper is maybe 1.5-1.75 below soil surface. Nice flare at base especially right side. Nearly inverse taper on left but essentially flat down to the roots. Trying to think about how low to chop and being new to this, when specifically to do so. The most...
  2. RobertB

    Question on Developing New Leader with Short Internodes on Acer Palmatum / Japanese Maple

    I seem to be confused with the best way to develop a new leader after a chop on Japanese maples while keeping the internodes short. This is probably the same with branches you plan to keep as part of your final design. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but when you chop a JM and when it starts...
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