Japanese Maple, year two
A post from last year was something of a quiz that asked how to improve a particular Japanese maple. This is a follow up post…
The lower right branch was airlayered off and integrated into the nebari on the right side to create, eventually, a double trunked tree. The parent tree has been tipped slighted to the right, and branches have been moved around a bit, in particular upwards.
Later this year or even next year the branches of the new trunk will be wired, but for now it is best to leave it alone.
The different color of leaves and timing of leaf emergence is common when you have a part of a tree with great roots, and another part—the recently airlayered part—that is on few roots.
These are the two previous posts: