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Questions About Cherry Trees

Asked by
Angela.joselyn on
August 28, 2019
RG42 3SG

Q. We have two large cherry trees in our neighbour’s garden that have been pruned their side but gone crazy over our garden, putting

our garden into shade. When can I prune the large branches & canopy that overhang our garden pls & cover the lawn in leaves?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
August 28, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I'm sorry. I don't think that I can give you instructions on pruning your neighbor's tree. That can be illegal in our country, and I'm not familiar with the laws in yours.

You will have to consult with your neighbor, or local law enforcement to come to an agreement about the tree.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 9, 2019

Q. SAW ARTICLE ON BAGGING APPLES, CAN THIS BE DONE WITH CHERRIES. WHAT ABOUT FIGS, SEABERRIES

WILL THIS METHOD KEEP SQUIRRELS AWAY? IF NOT, ANY SUGGESTIONS?

I LIVE IN A LARGE CITY WITH A LOT OF TREES WHERE EVERYBODY THINKS THEY’RE BEING ‘ENVIRONMENTALISTS’ BY FEEDING THE SQUIRRELS AND THEN WONDERING WHY OUR CROPS ARE DISAPPEARING. (BECAUSE THE SQUIRRELS ARE HAVING A POPULATION EXPLOSION.)

I’M REALLY TIRED OF SPENDING TIME, EFFORT AND MONEY NOT TO REACH FRUITION.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 10, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I would think the bags could protect any fruit from insects, birds, etc. Cherries might take a lot of bags and time, however.
My guess is squirrels would just pull the bags off. Here are some articles about deterring animals in the garden.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/squirrel-proof-fruit-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 16, 2019
Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 17, 2019
Certified Expert
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It is excessively heavy on that side and you are right to be concerned, The shape is distorted and it could become prone to breakage.
Here are pruning instructions:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/weeping-cherry/pruning-weeping-cherry.htm

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Asked by
donm on
September 24, 2019
22849, zone 6a

Q. Recommended source(s) for flowering almond or cherry trees to plant

Central Virginia area, preferably.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 25, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

We do not recommend places to purchase. I would say that you might have some luck with online resources like Amazon, Ebay, or Etsy. They may have what you are looking for. Alternatively, you can check online for local resources in your area.

I can direct you to our article on growing the trees, though: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/flowering-almond/growing-flowering-almonds.htm

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Asked by
Aidag86 on
September 29, 2019
07036

Q. Cherry tree diseased

My weeping cherry tree leaves looked burned and diseased. This is my first time havingĀ  a cherry tree so I am looking for guidance on what to do next. Help !!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 1, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

This can happen for a few reasons, but it appears to be fungal or bacterial. If this was planted in the heat of summer, then this is likely what started the issue. Overwatering in compensation for the heat seals the deal.

The heat, and constantly wet soils are a perfect combination for disease. The best way to get around this is to only plant in early Spring in zone 7. That way, you won't have to water, unless it remains dry enough to sap all moisture out of the root ball. It has the best chance of taking to the soil around it at this time.

If this has been established for a while, then sometimes constant rains for too long will bring about infections.

The best course of action from here will be to use a fungicide for the upper portions of the tree. This article will help you with fungicide use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

I would also recommend treating the soil with DOLOMITIC LIME and WETTABLE SULFUR around the tree. This will help condition the soil, as well as treat what is left in the soil. It will also give the tree much needed calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and carbon.

This article will help you to care for weeping cherry trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/weeping-cherry/weeping-cherry-growing-tips.htm

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