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17/09/2012 at 21:59

Can you please tell me  the best time to move a espalier cherry tree and the best method

I do have loads of horse manure for compost if it is helpful

17/09/2012 at 23:31

November when the tree is at its lowest growth period.
You do not say whether sweet or acid cherry they need different handling.
You will need to prune about a third back and make sure you take as large a root ball as you can handle, wrap the root ball in sacking or plastic and soak it.
Have your new hole dug with plenty of fertile compost and if a sweet cherry a little lime.
Move the tree and place in the new position at the same level it was before moving firm in and water well.
Mulch with your well rotted manure in early spring but keep the mulch away from the trunk, it may not fruit for a while depending on its position and recovery time.

Frank.

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