Pruning Considerations for Flowering Cherry Trees
It is important to understand why you need to prune your flowering cherry tree before you begin lopping off branches. One reason is to remove dead, damaged or diseased limbs. You'll also want to remove any branches that rub on one another or that cross over each other. Sucker growth from the bottom of the tree should also be removed. Branches that grow toward the center of the tree should also be removed. Lastly, you want to prune to give the cherry tree an overall shape.