Water-borne bacteria or fungi can enter fresh pruning cuts.
Jul 10, How to Prune a Mature Weeping Cherry Tree - Video Tutorials with Plant Amnesty. PlantAmnesty, established inis a member mock-militant nonprofit. How To Perfectly Prune Your Weeping Cherry Tree. Choose only the sharpest shears.
Sharp pruning shears will allow you to make quick and delicate cuts to new growth and unruly branches or twigs.
Next, you’ll want to trim down water sprouts. Go for the root area for the simplest pruning. Water sprouts, or as some people call them “suckers” grow out at the root area, taking away important water and nutrients from the tree.
Check your Weeping Cherry. Apr 13, Pruning Mature Cherries. Once the tree is three years old, it’s time to promote outward growth by pruning out new vertical limbs. At this point you will need loppers or pruning saws, not shears. Again, clean the tools prior to use. Also, prune out any dead or diseased limbs and dead fruit. Sep 21, Assemble pruning tools based on the maturity of the tree and the size of its branches: pruners for branches up to one-half inch in diameter, loppers for branches up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and a pruning saw for larger branches.
Cut any suckers at the base sitting under fall tree the trunk.