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Pruning fan trained cherry tree

I would like some information on pruning my fan trained cherry tree I have four stems creating the fan and it has grown growth on each stem how do I prune them and best time to do it. 


  • batwood14batwood14 Posts: 193
    Sounds like your cherry tree is way to young to consider pruning - has best advice. I've got two 4 year old trees and only lightly pruned in spring and I probably won't do it again till next year.

    Here's my crop of Morello Cherry's which I just picked this evening. This is from a tree that I rescued two years ago. It needed a severe prune but that was fine as I needed the roots to regenerate. It's done fantastic this year
  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    the time to prune cherries is in summer - while it still has leaves so now is still ok. It does sound like it's your first year with it. If it was purchased this year then no pruning will be needed this year.

    Otherwise follow this video which taught me how to do it easily:
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