My Acer Griseum suffered greatly this winter. My tree faired fairly well last year after the advice I sought and used here. But unfortunately, it was not as lucky this year. I'm not sure if it was the unseasonably warm December followed by unseasonably cold in February and March .. or if it was the large amount of snowfall we got in two storms. Regardless, my tree suffered many main branches broken and one of the branches left on the tree looks different .. I think it has suffered some type of cracking due to the cold. What I need to know is how should I prune it this year? I did an emergency pruning after the snow had melted and I saw the branches hanging. I would prefer to grow this tree as a tree and not as a bushy type tree as some do. I would appreciate any advice that anyone could give me. I will try to take a picture this morning and put it on this thread.