What/when should I do about this damaged maple?

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning N, that wonderful wind shape look will be perfect, especially in your garden with the very large rocks.
     
  2. Nik

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    Well, I went in a different direction. More subtle, I believe. Here is the tree today, I will let it grow the way it wants for the next few years, before I make any pruning decisions.
     

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    Looks just about perfect N. You have an eye for what looks good.

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    This is a picture from mid-May, before I removed additional 75% of the branches. So basically, there is less than 10% of the original branches remaining, and the tree is doing just fine. Japanese maples are quite resilient.
     

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