Many Japanese Maples look like Cousin It from the Addam’s Family. They should not! Each Japanese Maple should be pruned to represent its own combination of light and grace. On the practical side–if the maple drags on the ground the insects and parasites have a easier way to get to the plant. So take your Japanese Maple from Cousin It to Feng Shui (for those who know us well at Scott Shablin Landscaping, Scott has not now, nor will he ever use Feng Shui in a sentence.) Artist, yes. Trendy, no.
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