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My cherry tree just fell down 😢😭

AlbeAlbe Posts: 123

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685
    With a split like that, you cannot save the branch. Cut it cleanly below the split.  You should be able to save the left hand side branch, but it will always be an odd shape.
  • AlbeAlbe Posts: 123
    Two cherry trees in my garden.
    Well, at least two until today :'(.
    A very big one near the house, and a smaller and very old one at the very far end.
    The old small one just got broken by the wind. The wind was not even extremely strong. 
    I'm very sad.

    Now got to dispose of it and decide what to do next. Maybe replace it with a new one. 
  • AlbeAlbe Posts: 123
    The remaining side at left is already very old, and I think already dead. This side in fact did not even bloom or anything.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,138
    If you're not in a desperate hurry, that blossom will probably survive a few more days and provide much needed nectar and pollen so you could maybe wait till the weekend and then cut that entire right fork off neatly and just have the left hand fork as a tree - unless of course the wood looks diseased on closer inspection and it's best to remove the entire tree - after the blossom goes over.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • AlbeAlbe Posts: 123
    Thanks for the hint, very wise. For sure I'll leave it there for some days.
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