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3 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

Not bad looking trees until they are topped, then you end up with whats in the picture.

A bush .

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Aren't Silver Maple, erm, "self pruning"? I have a few in my woodland, planted by the previous owner. Whilst trying to id them I noticed Silver Maple is known for shedding branches in windy areas and most of mine have shed the odd branch here and there.

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Tops nicely, but rots from large cuts readily, so retopping often involves going below previous cuts, then after a number of cycles, maybe 3, it becomes a rotten mushroom covered mess.

Then it comes out.

 

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11 hours ago, Paul in the woods said:

Aren't Silver Maple, erm, "self pruning"? I have a few in my woodland, planted by the previous owner. Whilst trying to id them I noticed Silver Maple is known for shedding branches in windy areas and most of mine have shed the odd branch here and there.

Yeah, tend to have very poor unions with included bark, need to take care when climbing them, its very easy to accidentally snap off quite large limbs, which can tear down the stem badly.

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