Prunning drawf cherry trees
With the end of summer soon approaching, I know or it appears that my 1 year old drawf cherry trees should be pruned. I have no idea on which branches to cut. I have 2 trees which are not of the weeping type. They are bing full drawf trees. Both stand about 4' tall and I would like to have they grow outward rather then up. I will describe the trees as best as possible.
Tree #1: Approx. 4' heigh, 2 lateral branches 1 on the left and 1 on the right. It forms a "Y" at the top with 2 branches. The 2 upper branches are approx. 24" long and the lateral branches are about the same length.
Tree #2: Has a lot more branches there is 4 branches in which 3 come from the every top of the tree and 1 comes from about 1" down from the top. These branches are about 2'6" in length. There is 7 total lateral branches 3 of which are about 1'6" long and the other 4 are small 6" or smaller.
I hope I explained the trees to a manner in which someone can write back and explain, in layman terms how to prune these trees. If needed I can take a picture of the trees and send it to who ever may need it. I am located in San Jose CA.
I hope someone will write back soon. I sure could use someones help with this pruning question.
So, you want to shape your trees so they grow up in the shape you desire right? Usually cherries are pruned when they are dormant - ie. in the winter/early spring. Why don't you send along a picture to me so I can give you some advice to post back here. (email is in my profile)
Thank you for writting. I send you 4 pictures of the 1 year old cherry trees in my back yard.