For a Japanese Maple in development, how do prune in such a way that I allow for strength and thickening, but I also minimize internode length? For my maples that I have right now, the internodes are too long, but I am afraid that if I cut them, the branches will stop thickening. In many cases, I cannot see a bud to cut back to, only individual petioles and leaves. Will buds form at every petiole, so as long as I leave a pair of leaves i will get a bud? Thank you!