Weeping Cherry Trees

How Do I Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree?

rcg7 added on May 16, 2011 | Answered

My tree was planted three years ago. I was not aware that I needed to cut the top out of it. It is very healthy but has an eight foot portion growing straight up. The total height of my tree is about 13 or 14 feet tall, it weeps at about 5 feet. It is now the middle of May; is it safe to prune out the top now or do I need to wait? I live in east Tennessee.

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Answered on May 19, 2011

You can prune out the top, but I would not take more than a 1/3 of the tree off. It is safe to do up to 1/3 of the tree per year.

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Answered on May 30, 2011

how do i root the part i cut off to make another tree?

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Answered on May 19, 2011

Thank you so much, hate to be such a dummy. The tree was planted for me when I was diagnoised with terminal cancer in 2008 and we were unaware of the pruning process. Can I do this now or do I need to wait until fall? Thanks again. Rick

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