Recently I acquired a Copper Bark Maple Tree.
They have beautiful shinny copper bark that
is beautiful in the winter.
This tree needs shaping and pruning badly.
I called my brother in law who does Bonsai's
to see if he would do the deed.
Of course I cringed with ever branch that fell.
It now has an Apex (a single top branch).
He has also staked a branch from the heavy left side and is training it to fill in a bare spot on the right.
There are a few more branches that should probably come off but WE decided to wait until the leaves are off of it
and we are able to see its shape.