ornamental tree problems - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sheriakes
August 12, 2010
I have a serpentine weeping cherry planted Aug '08. It has been doing great till this year. Now the top is dead and all the new growth is at the bottom. what do I do with the dead top of the tree? all the new growth is at the very bottom practically underground.

Answer from NGA
August 12, 2010
It sounds like either winter kill or a root problem with your weeping cherry tree. If the top is dead, prune it off, back to live wood. Your tree should respond by developing new growth. When that growth reaches a reasonable height you can prune off the lower branches so they are not dragging on the ground. Hope this information helps!

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