How do I trim Red Maple before transplant from ground to pot?.
I have a young red maple growing in my yard (maybe 4-5 years). It is tall and thin, probably 8' tall 3" at base of trunk. I would like to trim the tree down to only 2'-3' this spring and then remove it from the ground and put it in a large pot this fall. Then over the next couple of years reduce the pot size and train the tree for bonsai.
I'm am looking for any advice, I've never pulled a tree from the ground and put it in a pot before. Is this tree to old/big? Any techniques for trimming it so I get good results for future bonsai would be helpful. Is 2'-3' to tall or should I trim it shorter?
I would like to include a picture of the tree but I don't see how to include one on this forum.
Thanks for the help.