Originally Posted by Mark Oomkes
OK, I'm going to catch it for this, but why did you ruin those Jap maples?
I know some gardens require formal trimming but not Jap maples. Fine and dandy keeping the hedges tight, but Jap maples turned into umbrellas?
Sorry, those look terrible IMO.
I also agree only if the customer requested them to be trimmed that way and even then I would strongly advise them against it. Jap Maples should be very lightly pruned just to keep them neat but never tight like that. My 2 cents but everything else looks great!