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Need help with a Mulberry tree

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by Sunnygirl on October 24, 2005 10:08 AM
When is the proper time to cut back a Mulberry tree?

My husband clipped rogue branches of an overgrown Mulberry Bush in the Spring and the complete branches died. Don't wish to have the bush growing wild into the neighbours back yard, but don't want the bush to die either.. Need your help!!! Thanks, Sharon
by Longy on October 24, 2005 12:46 PM
Cut it back when the leaves have dropped off while it is dormant. Take the canes right back to their point of origin and cut flush with the trunk/main branch or you'll get multiple shoots coming from below the cut. You should be able to prune minor branches pretty much at any time. There may be a disease on your pruners. Clean them in methylated spirits before using again.

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by Sunnygirl on October 25, 2005 03:29 AM
Thanks so much.. your help is appreciated... Sharon

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