Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Some of the smaller branches of my oldest purple leaved Acer are now tall enough to be above the shelter of the 6ft fence and have been badly wind damaged and their leaves have shrivelled up. All the rest of the leaves lower down are perfectly fine. Should I leave well alone and hope for better next year or, could/should I prune these still living branches back now to improve the look of the tree and also perhaps avoid this happening again? Advice would be welcome.
- 18 May, 2012