If we’re considering the importance of properly pruning your Japanese Maple, think of it in these terms: These beautiful trees require a slight and carefully executed trim, NOT A BUZZCUT! And winter is a great time to do it.
Pruning a Japanese Maple is no different than pruning a shade tree. It’s just done on a miniature basis, in a way that preserves and nurtures the character of the tree.
Landowners know the characteristics of their landscape. They can take a walk around their property and notice abnormalities, including with their Japanese Maple(s). Winter, when dormancy makes it easier to see the tree, is a good time for careful pruning. Don’t worry if your tree needs some extensive work.
We can make the tree fit in a space without making it look hideous. I’m a Charlotte native, I’ve been caring for plants for 22 years, including the last 5½ with Arborscapes which has been in Charlotte since 2001.
As with any horticultural need, call Arborscapes at (704) 525-7148 with your questions or concerns.
When Paul was 15 years old he got a job working on the golf course after school and on weekends. Now he is a Certified Arborist with emphasis on tree and plant health.