I was wondering what others have done with maintaining their japanese maple trees. I feel this one has gotten out of control with how close to the house it was planted. Any recommendations for pruning that won’t end up with the tree just rebelling with tons of new tiny branches?
Also, last year several branches had no leaves on the east side. I thought this might be from the shade created by a nearby tree we had removed this fall, but from what I can see there arent any buds on those branches again this year.
Ideally, I would like the tree to be close in height to the gutter line, if not like a foot or so below. But I feel like that might not be feasible with this type of maple.