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Old 09-02-2012, 09:34 PM
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choke cherry trees

is there any way to prun these and not have a gillion tops grow out from were you cut the tops off ???? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:14 AM
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Yes its called DONT TOP TREES. The proper method for pruning is called Drop Crotch pruning. Remove limbs to a lateral that will assume dominance. Normally that means the lateral has to be atleast 1/3 the size of the limb being removed. The "Gillion tops" is the trees response to what you have done. It is replacing leaf area that you remove.
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