what kind of tree and shrub is this? we just moved to a new house and i am not sure what these are.
Thank you for your inquiry. From you photograph it appears that the tree in question is a green leafed Japanese maple, Acer palmatum. Japanese maples are small deciduous trees grown for their attractive autumn color and small habit. Acer palmatum are often hardier than other A. palmatum cultivars and makes a great choice for multiple plantings in the landscape.
You may wish to refer to the following websites for pruning and care instructions of this beautiful tree: