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How Do I Care for a Weeping Cherry Tree?

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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#1 Comment By Heather On 05/18/2011 @ 7:26 pm

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.

#2 Comment By rcg7 On 05/19/2011 @ 2:59 pm

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

#3 Comment By kathywalsh On 05/29/2011 @ 9:06 pm

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

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