Sakura tree pruning
I moved into a house two years ago with a young Sakura blossom tree that was staked and tied. It has grown quite tall with one long very thin branch at the top, but doesn’t seem to be growing wider. Shall I remove the stakes and ties, and where does it need pruning to help it grow? It’s ok flower at the moment.
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You can prune these anytime after flowering, but if you just want to remove that leader, then it is ok to do so at any time.
If this is still staked up, then you can remove those, unless it looks like the tree was recently planted. If it looks to be established, then it will be fine to remove these.
This article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ornamental-cherry/flowering-cherry-tree-care.htm