Evaluation – Trident Maple
Tree is in great health with extremely vigorous growth (18″ per year). Bark on trunk is complete and without damage. Caliper measured at about 4.75″ which is well over double from when it was planted. Previous pruning points have healed over well, with 2-3 new shoots coming from upper points as expected.
Pruning – TO BE COMPLETED
Prune to reduce growth of competing side trunks so that the central trunk remains the dominant one.
Prune out crossing branches (only a couple).
Prune to have an even scaffold of branches around the trunk.
Prune bottom small branches to raise canopy.
Thin out shoots where 3 shoots are coming out of one pruning point.
Dispose of debris.
Also, remove Holly shoot growing at the base of the nearby Japanese Maple
Payment is due upon work completion.
Status changed: Draft to Pending.