Do I keep the leader on my paperbark maple?

Hi there — we’ve had our paperbark maple for over two years now. I love the leaves and textured bark (when raccoons & squirrels aren’t removing it). But the leader has been bare this whole time as have a few…

Small Canadian Maple trees

We recently visited Toronto from England (16 – 24 May 2013) and thought how beautiful the city looked with all the Spring trees. Many shady front gardens had a delicate Acer type smallish tree with pinkish red leaves and a…