This is an acer from Japan, but not Acer palmatum, it is a 10-years old Acer shirasawanum, left alone for all these years: (in the background is a chery, it won't grow larger)
This is a view rotated by 90°:
Even in this state, the tree is fantastic to me.
- It bothers me that it doesn't have a single leader
- The crown is somewhat sparse
- I can't walk around the tree, in proximity of the trunk.
Can this be corrected by pruning?