Q.I Had Planned To Have 3.5m Cut Off My Approx 8m Cherry Tree.I Have Now Noticed There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Trunk Where I
can put my whole hand in.Can you advise me if this is safe to go ahead and just trim or should I completely remove as it’s near my property? Is it the right time of year to get a cherry tree trimmed? Thank you I have attached 2 photos but I can’t see them. Please let me know if you received them
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As long as the tree looks healthy (and yours does), the hole should not affect it.
If yours is a sweet cherry tree, you can prune in summer. Otherwise, it's best to trim when the tree is dormant. Here is more: