Answer: I think multi-trunked maples are a landscaping asset, because of their interesting growth pattern. It's possible to have a licensed arborist trim your maple, both to remove excess growth and to train it into a specific branch pattern. This is usually not a job for a homeowner! You can find a list of local arborists by visiting the ISA (International Society of Arborists) website at http://www.teleport.com/~pnwisa/arborist.html or by phoning your local Cooperative Extension office at (206) 296-3900.
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