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help with plum tree

plum tree has a bumper crop but the wind has split 2 branches that i CAN NOT SAVE do I take them of at the end of fruiting or when it has shed the leaves I am not sure. Dont want to lose the tree!!!! 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,780
    Any type of pruning to plums is best done now - leave it any later and you risk Silver Leaf disease entering the wound.  However, that's best done when a few dry days are forecast.  If wet where you are now, I'd cut some weight off now above the split but leave the final cut(s) until the weather permits.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • burgess8bsburgess8bs Posts: 40
    thanx for the info very welcome did not want to lose it to anything I had done wrong. this is a brilliant form for what you dont know .You never stop learning and it proves you don't know everything. Happy Gardening.
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