weeping cherry tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by juliannalync
August 20, 2010
i purchased this spring a weeping cherry tree. it seems to be growing ok except the growth is lop sided. the right side has sparce and short drooping branches and the left side has busshier and quite a bit longer drooping branches. how can i even them out? or will it harm the tree? when or should i prune?

Answer from NGA
August 20, 2010
Since you've only recently planted your tree, why not wait until next spring to do any pruning? You can prune after the flowering has finished, shortening any overly long branches and even completely removing a few of the branches on the heavy side. Eventually your tree will even out when it grows taller and develops new stems and branches. In the meantime, enjoy it!

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