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#90831 Jul 15th, 2007 at 05:03 PM
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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.

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I would think cutting it back gave it very good root growth for that season. So its energy will probably go more into the branches now. I'd say keep it well watered fertilized etc. and it should take off. I wouldnt toss it now after investing 30 years of care and transplanting.


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Wrennie #91967 Jul 17th, 2007 at 08:38 AM
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Thanx Wrennie,

Your thoughts are in line with ours. Only time will tell, so we'll keep it for a few more years anyway, then we'll know for sure. Thanx again for your input.

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