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How can I prune my Mulberry?

Mulberry
Morus alba
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In order to properly prune the Mulberry, you need a basic set of tools and skills. Fortunately, most of the Mulberry are pruned more or less the same; for this reason, getting the hang of Mulberry pruning is fairly easy and time-efficient. It boils down to timing, selection, and methodology. Tools Before you start cutting away at your Mulberry, first determine which kind of tools you’re working with. Most of the Mulberry can be pruned with hand shears or loppers, but some may require a pole saw (for extra tall or hard-to-reach areas). Don’t neglect the open wounds where you prune, either; larger cuts should be covered with honey or pine sap to help deter common Mulberry diseases and pests. How to Prune To prune the Mulberry, you’ll need your shears to be clean and sharp. Disinfect them with either warm, soapy water or a disinfectant like rubbing alcohol to remove any possible pathogens that may be hitching a ride on the surface of your shears. This is the first and easiest step to prevent plant infections from spreading. Then, you can start to cut away branches. First, trim away any obviously dead, dying or diseased branches. After that, trim off those grows upward towards the top of the crown or downward towards the ground. These branches will grow to become a nuisance, and restrict both airflow and sunlight to the inner branches where fruit will suffocate. Remove any suckers that grow from the base of the trunk, as well. Try to leave larger branches and remove smaller ones that cross over or intercept larger branches in any way. Instead of shortening branches, remove entire branches from their bases so that they won’t continue to grow in the way. Use pine sap or honey to close off wounds where branches have been cut to help the tree heal faster.
Mulberry (Morus alba)
Mulberry
A species of Mulberries, Also known as Common mulberry
Botanical name: Morus alba
Genus: Mulberries
Description
A unique and easy-to-grow edible landscaping plant, the mulberry is prized for its tasty fruits as well as its exquisite ornamental appeal. Originally native to China, this plant was valued for its role in silk production: silkworms will only eat the leaves of mulberry trees, making them crucial for the product's creation. Ultimately, the trees were sold around the world and are used today in different countries that produce silk.
Garden Use
Mulberry is a fast-growing tree with a long history of planting. It has a beautiful appearance and can be planted in the garden or on the roadside. In addition, it provides delicious fruits with nutrition, leaves for silkworm cultivation, tree trunks for wood and so on. It is not difficult to care.
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