So spring arrives late here but the hot weather this past week has finally encouraged my trees to truely wake up. My Japanese Maple particular has several buds that I belive need to go. I'm minimally thinking or removing 1, 2 and 3 (the second pic from above shows a 4th bud emerging from this same area, confusingly nber 5). I worry this cluster will cause an unsightly bulge and most of these buds will ultimatly have no future. Similar #4 in the 3rd picture while in an area that might benefit from more structure seems a poor angle even to correct and so I plan to remove. Any additional advise regarding removing or leaving spring buds?