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.

Before photo of Japanese Maple with Blue Spruce

Before photo of Japanese Maple with Blue Spruce

After View of Japanese Maple thinned and opened up for the view.

After View of Japanese Maple thinned and opened up for the view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This winter we will do some work on the blue spruce below. They are growing as a pair and already the Spruce looks better with all the dead leaves brushed off the top of its branches.

View from the kitchen sink.

View from the kitchen sink.

Forest tapestry inside the dinning room. Aesthetic Pruning can enhance how the tree is experienced from the inside as well as outside view.

Forest tapestry inside the dinning room. Aesthetic Pruning can enhance how the tree is experienced from the inside as well as outside view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the views from the second story windows. It really looks like a living tapestry inside.

After photo. A little more breathing room and some selective cuts to establish the structure for future growth.

After photo. A little more breathing room and some selective cuts to establish the structure for future growth.

A little wild looking. It needs to grow into its leaves and establish a structure.

A little wild looking. It needs to grow into its leaves and establish a structure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More maples!

After photo - view from outside.

After photo – view from outside.

View from outside before pruning.

View from outside before pruning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the next view from inside.

View from inside before pruning.

View from inside before pruning.

After pruning - View from inside the living room. The tree was positioned so the trunk and branches are at their best from inside.

After pruning – View from inside the living room. The tree was positioned so the trunk and branches are at their best from inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So many maples so little time! I love all the different leaf shapes, colors, structure and light play.

 

 

 

 

About Maryann Lewis

Maryann Lewis is an Aesthetic Pruner living in Portland, Oregon. She has a passion for trees, architecture and nature.
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