We have a Stella Cherry Tree that had a lot of rotten cherries last year. It leans as well and is getting seemingly worse. How and when should it be pruned? Also, is there a way to make it straight by using cables or wires?

Cherry trees are typically pruned in the summer but deadwood cleaning, safety pruning, and thinning could be done in the winter. The rotten cherries are probably a result of wet, humid weather causing increased fungal disease infections. This can possibly be treated for by a preventative fungicide spraying in the spring. Secondly, it can be possible to straighten the tree using stakes and wires. It does depend on the size, condition, and location of the tree. We would be glad to come and inspect your situation in person. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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