Japanes Maple question

There are some JM that are normally larger or smaller than the type. We pay extra for smaller, and Bloodgood is one of the largest. You get smaller leaves than your individual would normally have by increasing the number of leaves (or buds) subdividing the energy stored in the roots. Hence we encourage ramification. We do it by tip pruning, or hedge pruning, or both. Remove big wood removes all the ready primary and secondary buds outboard of the the cut and thereby reduces the number of buds available to share the energy in refoliating. Looks like you did exactly the wrong thing to reduce the size of the leaves. You reduced the size of the branch (tree, etc.) instead. You can't reduce the whole tree and the leaves in one felled swoop. And, one major insult per 12 months, so next year you do this or that.
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