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how do i shape a large maple tree

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I have three large ones in my front yard that haven't been trimmed in about 10 yr. They are about 40 feet tall. They are starting to put on leaves and I need to get them while i can still see the branches. Max
Submitted: 12 years ago.
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Expert:  erthgoddss replied 12 years ago.
Below are a few sites I found on pruning maple trees.. but I want to share a story of my maple tree.

I have a huge tree in my front yard (which according to what I have learned.. is actually 3 trees planted together). Anyway.. this monster tree has powerlines that go through several different areas, so the city comes by every few years and practically cuts off all the branches.. and yet the next year it is back to sprawling all over the place again.

Because of that.. I am not sure you need a plan to "shape it" unless you will be making the same cuts over and over again. Maples are pretty hardy.. and if my tree is not a fluke.. they just go nuts every year. LOL

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/natural_health/56206

http://www.ci.stoughton.wi.us/streets/tree%20pruning.htm

I hope this helps!
Customer: replied 12 years ago.
I am trying to get the deposit thing straighten out.Max

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