Red Maple Trees
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Pruning maples

Zone Minneapolis | Anonymous added on May 1, 2019 | Answered

I have 2 large autum blaze maples. The city came by last Fall and cut off at least 1/4-1/3 of the crown for power line encroachment. They did an awful job. Are the trees now more susceptible to disease and dying off? Is there anything I can do to help the trees?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on May 1, 2019

    Certainly improper pruning can lead to diseases, pests and even stability of a tree.
    Tree topping; as to what you describe actually can lead to more growth appearing and even growth at a faster rate.
    You may want to have the tree examined by a qualified Arborist.
    These links have more information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/maple/maple-tree-pruning.htm

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