pruning a weeping cherry tree - Knowledgebase Question

Coventry, Rh
Question by firekitten12
May 3, 2009
I have a weeping cherry tree. It has a large stalk standing straight up the middle. I feel i should prune it. However i dont know when or how. Please Help!!!!!

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2009


The water sprout or sucker can be pruned off at any time. Cut it flush with the branch where it is emerging. Cherry trees often develop water sprouts - just prune them off to keep your tree's integrity and weeping form.

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