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Pruning bare root trees-advice needed

15 years ago

Yesterday I planted an an apple whip, a peach and a sour cherry, all bareroot and need to do some of the initial pruning newly planted trees need. My question is if pruning these trees with sub-freezing temperatures on the way might be harmful in any way. Should I wait until this cold spell passes before pruning?

I also have good information available for purning the peach and the apple, but not for the cherry. I think it has more branches on it than it's root system can support. How much should I remove? Are cherries pruned to an open center or trained with a central leader?

Thanks for the advice!

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