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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 3, 2011
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    If you can wait, I would. Pruning after it has started blooming and leafing out makes it susceptible to disease. If you need to prune it now, it will most likely be ok, but just keep an eye on it and treat any problems that might happen quickly.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 29, 2011
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    Fruit trees are very susceptible to frost cracks or bark splitting due to the fact that they have thin bark. These are caused by drastic temperature fluctuations, especially in the winter or by warm sun on the tree in the winter time. This then causes sap oozing. It can be reduced by providing some extra protection to the tree, especially the lower part of the tree. Normally, a paper wrap is used to give the trunk some extra winter protection.

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    Nikki on
    May 8, 2011
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    It was a pretty cold winter for many parts of the country. It may not have survived the winter cold. This article will help you determine if it is still alive:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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    Heather on
    May 19, 2011
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    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 by
    kathywalsh on
    May 30, 2011
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    how do i root the part i cut off to make another tree?

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  • Answered by
    rcg7 on
    May 19, 2011
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    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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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    May 26, 2011
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    You can do some light pruning anytime, but for the health of the tree, if you need to do heavier pruning, you should wait until its dormant.

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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    June 3, 2011
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    Weeping cherries are typically grafted rather than propagated by root cuttings. This article will explain how to do that:
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/grafting.html

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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    June 17, 2011
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    I personally like neem oil. It is often sold as fruit tree spray and is used on fruit trees for this very purpose. It will work just as well to keep bugs from an ornamental tree too.

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