Pruning an Acer
please please can someone advise me on how to prune an Acer so that it resembles the trees you typically see in a Japanese garden?
My Acer is at least 20 years old and we have always pruned it hard so that it has resembled a small bush.
Until this year!
This year we allowed it to grow and it now has 12 inch shoots and I tried thinning them out.
Result: disaster! It looks dreadful!
Please can anyone help?
Thank you in advance!