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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Should I cut it?

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 15, 2012
5:05 AM

Post #9165922

I have a young Red Maple that we planted and it has a main trunk and a smaller trunk coming off the side down at the base.
Should I cut off the smaller one and leave the larger one to be the main trunk?

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ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9166062

Yes. The new stem is probably sprouting from the understock of the named variety Red Maple you purchased, and is simply using energy that could be devoted to growth of the rest of the crown of this tree.
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

June 15, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9166815

Ok thanks , I thought I should. It will look so much better with out that coming up.

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