I have seen in Q&A’s Ryan mention letting species like Chinese Elm grow 5-6 nodes then prune back to 2 buds (one in the crotch and the next along the branch), I have also listened to the Dennis Vojtilla podcast who talks about taking maples back to one node (however I don’t know the timing).
My question is with new whippy long shoots as long as the cuticles have hardened off and we are in an energy positive are we able to perform this on all deciduous or just some? I’ve received conflicting info for maples saying they require the growth until Autumn (the leaves have become crispy/fallen) to ensure they get back the repayment if you will of sugars and starches. Is this correct?
I have trunk chopped a Acer Palmatum last Autumn after leaf drop it has come back strong this season and full of new shoots, wondering do I prune at all or now that the leaves have hardened just partially defoliate and let it be until leaf drop.