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Nov 5, 2016 1:54 PM CST
|when is the best time to prue weeping mulberry trees|
Nov 5, 2016 5:00 PM CST
|Hi and welcome, John. Most deciduous trees are best pruned after they have lost all their leaves in the fall.
The weeping mulberries and other weeping trees are also best pruned by thinning, not just shearing off the ends of the lovely weeping branches. So it's much easier to see where to cut after the tree sheds all the leaves. Trace the longest branches back to the main trunk and cut the whole branch parallel to the trunk, to thin out the canopy and still keep the weeping habit. Don't remove more than 1/3 of the canopy at any one time. Maybe only 3 or 4 large branches each year.
If you just cut off ends, you will make the tree more bushy which really detracts from the overall look.They get so thick they look just like a very dense shrub.
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