How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

First-year pruning

To insure a low-profile tree, cut back cherry trees to 24 to 32 inches above the graft union after planting; they may be headed back higher if the trees are to be ornamental as well as fruiting trees. If wide-angled branches are well placed, cut them back to stubs, leaving one or two buds. Whitewash or paint with diluted interior water-based paint to protect from sunburn and reduce borer damage. Avoid water stress, especially in the first 2 years of development.

First pruning

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