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Good afternoon all, this is my Maple tree which I love however I'm wondering has it gotten too big it seems to me that it's gone gappy in the middle, should it be pruned at some stage? Many thanks.




Maples don’t really like to be pruned unless there is a drastic problem. I’d be inclined to leave well alone.

19 May, 2019


I have always pruned my maples to keep them looking there best , you can prune them, but for most Acers it’s a case of taking off a bit here and there to keep it looking it’s natural shape, on occasions, I have renovated maples and that means cutting down large specimens from twenty odd feet to six feet and the response has been good but slow, it works well, I always carry out slight thinning or renovation at this time of year, with yours it just needs a little taking off to keep the shape balanced.

19 May, 2019


Thanks for advice, will take a little off.

19 May, 2019

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