Pruning Laceleaf Japanese Maple Trees in Oregon
by Founder Marti Willis
Those of us who are fortunate enough to live in the beautiful
Pacific Northwest are able to relish in its distinct seasons. We are lucky to enjoy a variety of
beautiful plants and trees which enhance our landscape throughout the entire year. And yes, no matter how
many times we wish for the sun to shine, we never seem to mind the rain. For it keeps
our Northwest air clean and our vegetation lush!
Chances are, if you do live in this area, and specifically the Portland area, you may have
a Laceleaf Japanese
Maple in your own yard. With its unique branch
structure, delicate leaf formations and vibrate colors throughout the seasons, it tends to be, after all, one
of the most popular trees that we have in Oregon, and specifically the surrounding Portland area. You see
this type of maple tree around every turn. This is the type of maple tree that I specialize
matter what size of yard you have, this maple tree was most likely purchased and
planted with a specific area and look in mind. The intention being, to utilize the
beauty and the ability that the Japanese Maple has to blend its natural growth and structure into a
yard's unique landscaping. In many of our older more established neighborhoods in the Portland and surrounding
areas, you will quite often find these spectacular old growth trees.
The Laceleaf Japanese Maple is the variety of
maple tree which usually appears in a cascading, weeping, or mound formation. Because of its
unique visual quality, when pruned and shaped properly, it often lends its artistic beauty to being the primary
focal point of your yard. Left alone, it can be an unhealthy tree that appears to be an overgrown "blob" in
your landscape, and has you wondering, "What can I do to beautify this tree?"
where Manicured Maples can help. I personally perform all Laceleaf Japanese Maple tree pruning and shaping, and take
pride in every job I do. By working directly with you, the customer, I review the physical attributes of each
tree. The branch structure, lines, angles, flow, and density, are all
taken into account when determining the necessary design required for each of these maples. This allows me to
know how best to open and match each tree to it's surrounding landscape when transforming it into the true
thing of beauty that it deserves to be.
I am dedicated to customer satisfaction and would appreciate the opportunity to work with you in
For more information about Marti Willis and
her Laceleaf Japanese Maple tree pruning, click here.
"I cannot thank you enough for coming back
to trim my tree. It hasn't looked this good since Mr. Ito trimmed it about 10 years ago. Every time I walk up the
driveway, I am delighted by your work. My aged Japanese Maple looks just the way it is supposed to
"I am happy to
any of your questions!"
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