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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 2, 2014 9:47 PM CST

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Your tree has such great form Deb...and a serene location. Does it take much pruning?
Evan
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 7, 2014 11:02 AM CST
Thanks, Evan. I got this a couple years ago and was drawn to its form more than the foliage (many J.maples are showier). So, the initial pruning was already in place and I have just kind of cleaned it up each spring, trying to keep the underlying structure visible. I understand this particular tree is very slow growing which is perfect in this placement. It came from my cousin's collection, http://www.amazingmaples.net/ and he does a very nice job of shaping the trees.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
May 7, 2014 5:07 PM CST

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You're doing a great job Deb. I have so much trouble with this that I always admire an Acer this well shaped. Your cousin's collection is impressive btw.
Evan

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