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Trident Maple pot up 1 year 8 months ago #57067

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What do you think? The roots need some training. Potted up the tree, but not sure about making any significant cuts right now. Any advice? Early spring 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Trident Maple pot up 1 year 8 months ago #57068

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Has this just been potted? Then I would first let it settle in the pot. If you get good growth in summer, probably reduce to one trunk, considering tridents close cuts very wel.

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Trident Maple pot up 1 year 8 months ago #57069

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Yes - it was just repotted, partially defoliated, and removed some junk branches to reduce stress on roots. I have been told these are hardy trees at this age. This tree is old and has a massive trunk with nice root spread. I just want to see what others think about cutting aggressively at this point? I expect to wait until I notice the tree settle into its new pot.

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Trident Maple pot up 1 year 8 months ago #57070

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You should not have taken any leaves off. It needs the leaves to gain strength before any leaves are removed. There are few beanches so it needs to grow.

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