Category Archives: Japanese Maple

Its been one year.

July 2015, my family and I packed up our worldly belongings and headed north to Portland Oregon. Claire, Goldie the goldfish, Suzie Q our dog and I in the car. Mark and our bunny Amelia in a Uhaul. It felt … Continue reading

Posted in Conifers, Japanese Maple, The joy of trees | Tagged | Leave a comment

May Maples

In the San Francisco Bay area May is a great time for spring pruning of Japanese maples of all kinds. Pruning this time of year sets them up for looking great the rest of the summer.         … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetic Pruning, Japanese Maple, Pruning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Thoughtful pruning of Japanese Maples

These two maples create a wonderful experience at the entry of this home.  In past years they had been sheared into a ball but then let to grow out again.  It left a lot of die-back in the interior.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Japanese Maple, Pruning | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Japanese Maple Spring Pruning

Upon first glance, it might be hard to even tell this is a tree not a large shrub. Under previous ownership, it use to be sheared every year into a round ball. Now the goal is to have a more … Continue reading

Posted in Japanese Maple, Pruning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment