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More Winter Pruning 2013

December 19, 2013

A fantastic article on how and when to prune trident maples, depending on the objectives one has.

California Bonsai Art

It seems that the discussion forums are ablaze with how to do certain things to maples. I have read that pruning diciduous trees can be done in the fall and winter and also pruned in the spring and summer. The fact is this is true all year round. I have also been reading a lot of hooey about stored energy and fall trimming will focus energy to the few remaing buds and spring trimming will ruin the stored energy by its removal.

I have also read that uinformation about how and when to prune maples has to do with regions and that information passed to people from a guy in California somehow cannot be used by a guy in Wisconsin. Maybe not month for month, but surly people have seasons all across the USA for heavens sake.

I have even read that maple pruning should be held until spring so that…

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