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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: prunus cerasifera nigra Reply with quote

Would it be OK a couple feet from a 6 foot fence. the one I am looking at is younger than the one in pic at

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Far enough away to allow it to grow and not encroach on the neighbours.
Also allow maintenance behind it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones in our estate are roughly 30 years old, and are about 30' high and 30' wide, with a 2'+ diameter trunk at the base, Think very carefully, as cherries are not the easiest of trees to prune.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My concern would be the trees shallow roots. Most Cherries are considered small garden trees, but their roots can cause damage to lawns and patios.

Planting your tree 6 foot from your fence could cause trouble further down the line.
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