Fall work on yet another trident maple

Great fall color this year.

Then came the rain and the show was over.

Leaves removed

Pruned back.

A few shots all around the tree.

Left

Back

Right

Reviewing photos, here are a few areas that need some work, pruning or wiring, and the expected 2021 profile, balancing it a bit more toward the left. Because I am developing a couple right side branches, the profile looked a bit lopsided to the right this year. Over time, the triangular shape will become more rounded and wider at the top.

First right branch:

First left branch:

Apex:

After a little more tidying up:

I am working to build the primary branch structure “right” from the trunk. It often means taking a step back in the apparent development, but over time this approach should pay off.

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