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Old 06-28-2013, 05:50 PM
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Need to get a bigger ladder soon

Gets bigger every year.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:20 PM
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Id cut it way back this winter so you can still use that door.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:29 PM
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Actually,there is a lot of space between there. and they don't use it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:17 PM
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I know this is going to sound offensive but you need to learn how to properly trim on as well. You shiould be inside the tree thinking the thing out not turning it into a hedge. It too late now but the stem structure should look just as nice in the winter as it does with the leaves in it. There are lots of books illustrating proper tree pruning styles. Do it right, charge more and prosper.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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Is that a Bloodgood maple?
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:14 AM
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It's OK to shape a tree anyway the client wishes and a perfect crown is a popular look for maples,,, especially when it needs to stay small...

Are you letting it get larger every year??? It looks like its green partner will be starting the process soon as well...
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:26 AM
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I actually like the looks/shape of that tree. I have a Bloodgood maple on the corner of my house that needs shaping but I was concerned about damaging the tree. looks like they do well.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:35 AM
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It is a good idea to keep the branches from dying on the inside as you shape the tree by cutting down to the trunk on some occassions to allow new branches to grow into the crown...
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:55 PM
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I know this is going to sound offensive but you need to learn how to properly trim on as well. You shiould be inside the tree thinking the thing out not turning it into a hedge. It too late now but the stem structure should look just as nice in the winter as it does with the leaves in it. There are lots of books illustrating proper tree pruning styles. Do it right, charge more and prosper.
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Desiring your tree to be a specific shape and trimming so it grows that shape does not mean you are trimming wrong. Apparently you have never been to the epcot center or universal studios or Disney world.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:19 PM
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Another one. The fence is about 6 ft so go from there.
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