Prune a Japanese Maple
I have a Japanese Maple which is mis-shapen. It was growing underneath a 35' Norway Maple and a Crabapple. Both the Norway Maple and crab were very damaged from storms and sapsuckers, respectively. I had to take them down this past winter, along with a pin cherry.
I was very sad especially to have to remove the crab, as it used to attract baltimore orioles, The crab pretty much stopped flowering last year.
Anyway, the remaining Japanese Maple has been neglected and is not very symmetrical.
If it needs to be heavily pruned, is this the time to do it?
What areas need to be removed.
(Links for three other pics at the bottom)
Northwestern New Jersey
Three other pics