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Back Yard Cherry Prospects

Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:48 pm

I have a cherry tree in my back yard that is in need of a serious pruning. It is a sour cherry of unknown species, it has served me well for cherry pies and cherry wine. I uaually share the upper half of the harvest with the neighborhood birds.

I am considering leaving some of the branches, of various diameters, for attempts at air layering. Worst thing that could happen would be that the air layering would fail and I would have to remove a branch that I was going to remove anyway. Best case scenario, I might end up with some nice bonsai. Parts on the tree that need removing range from thumb size to wrist size.

While most of the pruning needs to be done fairly quickly, would I start my air layering at the same time as the pruning or wait a little longer? Possibly waiting until after bud break or until I have leaves?

Thanks,

Jay

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Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:00 pm

I would wait until later in the spring after the tree has leafed out.

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:52 pm

Howzit Jay,

If you should do it make sure you document it and post pictures so we can learn. Very Happy ThumbsUp

A Hui Hou,
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Post  Jesse on Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:33 pm

Hawaiian77 wrote:Howzit Jay,

If you should do it make sure you document it and post pictures so we can learn. Very Happy ThumbsUp

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

Yup, yup!

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:51 pm

Bob Pressler wrote:I would wait until later in the spring after the tree has leafed out.

And after all possibilities of a freeze have passed.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:47 pm

Will do. I will do my best to keep an up-to-date photo journal of the project.

Thanks all.

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Post  bobby little on Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:46 pm

disappointed by this thread. Sounded a bit saucy.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:54 pm

bobby little wrote:disappointed by this thread. Sounded a bit saucy.


Oh Behave!

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Post  bobby little on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:55 pm

Jay Gaydosh wrote:
bobby little wrote:disappointed by this thread. Sounded a bit saucy.


Oh Behave!

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