Weeping Japanese Maple In Need Of Pruning? Here’s How

January 3rd, 2014

 

My Weeping Japanese Maple is in need of some pruning:

japanese maple needs pruning

 

You can see with no leaves how uneven the growth is:

japanese maple uneven growth

You can see clearly the age and health of the branches based on their colour:

japanese maple branches age and health

Close up of the all important branch collar:

japanese maple branch collar

Here is my tree again after some trimming:

japanese maple after pruning
My tree is 6 years old and I must say it was much harder to prune than I thought!

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