Pruning an upright dwarf specimen

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  1. Otto Bjornson

    Otto Bjornson Rising Contributor

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    I decided to prune our "pixie" now before any signs of buds pushing out as it is so much easier to shape the tree without damaging fragile tiny limbs. Other then a cool day today and tomorrow, no heavy frost coming in the long term and the tree is some what protected in our greenhouse.
    I did an in depth video hopefully capturing as much detail as possible.
    This is the approach we take with all of our dwarf upright specimens as it becomes very difficult to try and prune once the leaves have opened up in spring
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Watched this earlier today on YouTube. But really glad to see it added to the forum Otto.
    There is so much talk about the difficulty in pruning maples. This instruction made it very clear and for the newbie, (simple).
     
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    thanks D
    I was hoping the video comes across clearly for everyone!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Very clearly indeed.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    It does, it does!
    Thanks again for your very clear, educational videos.
     
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    Great videos as always Otto. Very valuable to see how you can contain older specimens in size by pruning.
     
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    Excellent video. Beautiful tree. Glad to see the forum is up and going again. Cheers!
     
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