Pruning Polar Cherry

M Farrelly asked 13 years ago

Can you please tell me when is the best time to prune a large polar cherry. It has reached 30 feet and is too tall for its location. It has been planted 12 years. I have been told by some to prune before end of August others say end of October?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Perhaps you mean a poplar.  But in any case, if a tree is too big for its postion after just 12 years, it should be taken down and the stump killed by drilling holes and putting Roundup into each.

The alternative is to prune every few years, which will take effort or cost money, and worse still simply spoil the appearance of the tree.