pruning and training - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by M_pasciolla
March 26, 2010
I just bought a cutleaf red japanese maple tree i need to know how and when and how i prun and train this tree thanks for all your help this tree i have at the end of my yard nere the street


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Answer from NGA
March 26, 2010

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Your new maple tree won't need pruning for another year or two, but when it does, prune it in the late winter while it is still dormant. This way you can see the branch pattern. Remove any branches that are misplaced and shorten others to help the canopy look symmetrical and growing evenly. Enjoy your new tree!

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