I got this trident maple in early summer 2014; the first picture as purchased, and the second photo 4 weeks after a full defoliation. During this defoliation, I noticed the tree had many forks of 3 or more branches (unacceptable as induces inverse taper / swelling), and some thick branches near the top of the tree which would need removing.
Before and after the autumn prune. Pruned for removal of; deadwood, crossing branches, those growing straight up or down or towards the trunk, forks of more than 2 branches, and thick branch tips (lack of taper). I decided not to wire the tree.
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I will post some pictures and descriptions of how my trees are developing, and any new projects I'm starting.
Some of the blogs I follow with great interest! .. then my favourite ceramic artists!
My Favourite Ceramic Artists
Tom Benda - Czech
Peter Krebs - Germany