Acer ginnala - development advice

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Didn't do much this year, it was repotted in early spring.
I definitely need to work on ramification and on establishing the right branch (have lost previous one). I am also not sure what to do about the stump on the top of both main branches.
Any advices maybe?

Thanks!

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I like Amurs ALOT! Nice tree!

If it were mine, (remembering of course that I’m roughly as stable as a hobo on holiday, drinking his gasoline and using cheap vodka for molotov cocktails in defense against his mania-induced hallucinations) I would wait until late-winter/early spring... and prune low, And picking a front based SOLELY on the “base”, cleverly “concealing” the large(r) wound...

But as I’ve previously stated, I would not ENTIRELY consider my advice “credible”

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Can't stop laughing :D

Not sure that I understand what 'to prune low' means exactly ?
 

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THis is a dificult tree for me. The tree is straight, with a gentle taper. However, you have a side-branch in the top which is as thick as the main trunk at that point. I think I would remove that. But.. Formal upright is not easy to pull off, let alone with fast growing species such as this.
 

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The right branch is the biggest issue and I am not sure if I am comfortable with removing it. Was planning to do so but have change my mind, so now I am seeking for possible solutions which are not including chopping of the right branch :)
 

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I'd chop the right off and the left where the right currently ends.
That'll be wicked dope with time, and if you get a new shoulder branch growing where that old right honking thing was...bingo!

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Boo Hiss. It's already done been chopped. You already have the architecture of a formal upright. Carry out what was started and continue to build foliage pads to give it an orderly, tree-like appearance. Tip pruning for compactness and defoliation in June to reduce foliage size.
 

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Boo Hiss. It's already done been chopped. You already have the architecture of a formal upright. Carry out what was started and continue to build foliage pads to give it an orderly, tree-like appearance. Tip pruning for compactness and defoliation in June to reduce foliage size.
LOVIN’ the “Boo hiss”s! 🤣

My mother used to say that to me..

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Short term: Make space between foliage pads and cover stubs with strategic adjacent growing foliage...
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Long term: more of the same and ramify with pinching tips and annual foliage size reductions via June defoliation.
 

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