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Question by  Starless (24)

What can you tell me about pruning Japanese maple trees?

I need to prune my Japanese maple tree.


Answer by  tab65 (456)

Pruning Japanese maple trees is a difficult task. It should be done usually in the summer. But if you are a beginner it would be best for you to prune in the late fall.


Answer by  answergirl93 (66)

It will probably be easiest for you to prune during the winter, when your tree has no leaves. January or early February is suggested, as pruning during December may encourage insects and disease. Do not prune in spring, when the sap is rising. Take care not to prune too much in one season, which will lead to suckering branches.


Answer by  jemmi12 (72)

If you're going to prune your Japanese maple tree, you'll need some good pruning shears and some bleach. Find any weak, damaged branches and prune them close to the trunk first. Dip the shears in bleach after each cut to stop transferring disease to other branches.


Answer by  Pruner (15)

Light pruning should be done during the spring. However, if you need to do a lot of pruning, aim for late fall or early spring.


Answer by  squintz (92)

It is best to prude a Japanese Maple Tree in late summer. The goal of the pruning should be to to encourage the tress natural growth habit and ensure another healthy year for the tree.


Answer by  HUNM25 (713)

Well make sure you prune the tree on fertilized soil as it will help the tree grow bigger and longer.

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