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By Louvane

United Kingdom Gb

Do you have to prune acer trees?
If so when?



What type of Acer? I am assuming Japanese maple and yes you can prune them if they need it. I would do it between Nov-Jan when it is defoliated, you can see the structure and the sap is low.

22 Sep, 2014


Thank you!

22 Sep, 2014


You don't have to prune them though - often, the palmatum dissectum types particularly are best left to do their own thing.

22 Sep, 2014

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