We have a Red Japanese maple we bought 30 years ago and have successfully transplanted several times throughout the years. Three years ago we moved it from the Atlanta, GA area to the Ozark mountains of Northern Arkansas. It is protected by the Southern face of the house. It obtained a height of 12 feet and a canopy of 8 - 9 feet. During the late frost last April it got hit pretty hard. After determining the dead branches, we cut it back to a 3 foot "stump". New growth is coming out of the 3 inch diameter trunk just fine. My question is, will it take another 30 years to reach the same size as before, or will it grow much faster? If is takes another 30 years, we'll probably just pull it up and toss it. Any information will be very helpful. Thank you.