How Do I Trim My Wild Plum Tree?

  1. LaniK profile image61
    LaniKposted 6 years ago

    How Do I Trim My Wild Plum Tree?

    We have what I think may be a wild plum in our back yard.  The fruits are roughly the size of an olive and very dark bluish-purple.  I love this tree, it's been good to us.  However, I think it needs a good trim.  We cannot reach the upper fruits, even with a ladder.  It has become spindly and has daed branches.
    I need to mention that it is planted between pines and an oak tree.  It is also next to our compost heap.

  2. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    check with your local nursery and see when is a good time to trim fruit trees in your area.  If possible have a professional do it.  If not... make sure to seal any branches that you cut off with a good quality product.  The nursery will be able to suggest one that works in your zone.