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If you love to eat cherries, planting a cherry tree is a good choice to make. As long as you care for your new tree properly, it will provide you with fruit during the growing season. Keep reading so you and your family can have delicious cherries to eat that you can use to bake pies, make jelly, and much more.
Trim the Cherry Tree
As the cherry tree grows, it will need to be trimmed after it reaches a certain height. This will keep the tree healthy as sun can get through the branches. For example, the canopy, which is the top part of the tree, will become too thick over time. If this happens, sun, as well as moisture, will not get through the canopy down to the soil where they belong.
Trimming your cherry tree will also remove dead branches, which is very important. With dead branches, the tree will not produce as much fruit. Removing the dead branches will also make the tree look much better.
Hire a tree trimming company to trim your cherry tree for you to ensure the trimming is done properly. The company can also prune your cherry tree during the early spring so you will have a lot of cherries grow.
Watch Out for Pests
There are pests that love to eat cherries like you do. Because of this, you need to keep a close eye on the tree, especially the cherries. Aphids are a common insect as well as a variety of caterpillars. You may also see cherry fruit flies, leafhoppers, mites, and beetles.
There are products that you can purchase that are made to kill these insects. These generally come in a spray and use sulfur as the main ingredient. You can also use neem oil if you do not want to use a product. This is an organic option that will kill pests. If you use something, just make sure you rinse your cherries off well after picking them.
Birds will also come after your cherries and eat them. To help with this, put a decoy of an owl in the tree. You could also put a small speaker that you turn on when the birds get on the tree. The speaker will play a loud sound to scare the birds away.
The tree trimming company that you hire may be able to give you some tips on keeping your cherry tree healthy. If not, hire a landscape contractor that has experience working with fruit trees to help you.