I collected an Acer platanoides (Norway Maple) in the spring this year and it put on pretty good growth. I didn’t touch it, just let it grow all year. You can see from the picture that it doesn’t have any taper so I want to let it grow for a few years, probably into a fairly large tree.
I’m wondering if anyone has suggestions for how I should handle these areas with multiple branches coming from the same spot, like I said I want to let it grow and thicken but I don’t want to create gnarly areas and scars. Should I prune them all down to one, if so should I do it now or wait until new growth hardens off in the spring.