I have been meaning to get to this tree for a while and finally got the chance to work on it. It was overrun with weeds and superfluous branches. It also looks a little yellow so I’ll try and give it a good dose of fertilizer soon.
I got to work on the weeds first. While doing this I realized the maples roots were pushing to through the soil. This group needs a repot badly next spring.
The I got to work with a little cutback. The largest tree is looking good while the smaller tree still needs a lot of filling in. I also left sacrifice branches at the base of the trees to try and thicken them some more.