Agreed. That, or get rid of it now and buy a nice specimen tree to replace this one.
I'm learning, from observation over the past 25 years or so,...
I would remove the low branch and be done with it.
I like the "trident" look, and have a few maples in my yard like that.
I have two guesses, depending on how large the fruit is:
This comes to mind... :laughing:
Can you post more photos of the entire tree, roots and bark?
:surprised3::surprised3::surprised3:... this is the first time I've seen you stumped (pun intended :D )
"I did break other things."
.... like arms and legs? :D
Just kidding. Glad it went well for you. Looking forward to seeing the video and/or photos
Every time I see this photo, makes me want to vomit. :baba:
If these two ...
had a kid....
Here's the news article, if you're interested.....
In the case of the hog, planned obsolescence? :D
I agree 100%
I had chain saw questions too a while back and after a lengthy discussion, pros and cons, I decided to go with a sawsall with pruning...
I'm sorry... I can't resist any longer... every time I read the thread title, I think of these: :D
I Love clump maples - I've trained quite a few volunteers in my yard as multi trunk. Here's one of mine... now
and three years ago...
I don't think that's a concern when venting a natural gas heater, is it? o_O It's not a fireplace.
I think your tree is beautiful, nice balance. I think any pruning would ruin that since, unfortunately, the tree has no central leader.
I have an old farmhouse with natural gas heat, vented with pipe to an old brick chimney.
A few years ago I came across this idea on a Youtube...
I wasn't implying you are wrong, just saying I've always thought it was different.
As for the scientific, or logical reasons behind when the best...
What?? This is news to me. For many many years I've done my minor pruning year-round, but have always thought (heard it somewhere) the best time...
Thinking I should have titled this thread, "News of the Sad, Pathetic, Crazy Weird"
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