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Cherry Trees

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Question: 1140-2714
I have some cherry trees that were cut back five years ago. The new shoots are ten feet tall now. The tree is 30 feet tall and has plenty of sweet fruit. Any suggestions on pruning? Don, Preston, CT

Mort's Answer:
Cherry trees do not need heavy pruning. I have a mulberry that presents the same dilemma. You can trim out any cross branches after the fruit is done. I eat the lower branched mulberries and leave the rest for the birds. They cheerfully accept my consideration and leave the bottom for me. Unless you use a cherry picker for the high branches, you may have to opt for the birds. You and the birds should enjoy more fruit each year.

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