V-shaped co-leaders

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Viet922, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Viet922

    Viet922 Member

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    Schwenksville, PA USA
    I have a few Japanese maple cultivars ( Trompenburg, Iijima Sunago and Seiryu) that have V-shaped branches near the ground that are also co-leaders. I know that if the V-shaped crotches are high they tend to split later and one branch should be removed from the tree to avoid this problem.
    Do the V-shaped branches near the ground also pose the same risk as the V-shaped branches that are high up? Any suggestions?

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