Twin-trunk arakawa maple

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So this year, in keeping with my tagline, I decided that I need to invest in some better material to challenge myself to grow. Admittedly, the stuff I am getting is still on the low end of the market, and there are much better trees out there, but it's a start.

This arakawa maple was propagated from a large imported arakawa by Howard and Sylvia Smith. It is a twin-trunk style, still early in development. But the barking around the base is what caught my eye.

The only work I have done so far on this tree was applying the guy wire. The two trunks were way too close, practically touching. Over this season I will keep cranking on that until I have some nice separation.

Your input and suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

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So this year, in keeping with my tagline, I decided that I need to invest in some better material to challenge myself to grow. Admittedly, the stuff I am getting is still on the low end of the market, and there are much better trees out there, but it's a start.

This arakawa maple was propagated from a large imported arakawa by Howard and Sylvia Smith. It is a twin-trunk style, still early in development. But the barking around the base is what caught my eye.

The only work I have done so far on this tree was applying the guy wire. The two trunks were way too close, practically touching. Over this season I will keep cranking on that until I have some nice separation.

Your input and suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

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I really like @Brian Van Fleet idea. You could get a second tree out of it also.
 

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