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Pruning Crimson King Norway Maple

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From: Carol Smith
Fenton, MI
I have a Crimson King Maple I planted about 3 years ago, It has one very tall growth, about 15 ft. high, but its not the main branch or trunk of the tree. Can I prune it, and how should I do so to match the other branches?

Thanks for the help!

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Greetings Carol,

I would certainly prune this branch anomaly to maintain good crown symmetry. Explain how to do this via the internet forum is a bit more complicated.

Several excellent guides for pruning trees may be viewed at the following websites:

If in doubt, feel free to contact your local Extension office for on-site assistance.

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