Hi All !
I live near an adandonded quarry that has dozens of 20ft mullberry trees. The place is overgrown with many other trees. Some mullberry trees fruit,most don't. There is one i want to prune because of easy access and it is 20ft high but only 6 berries at the very top..
I want to cut back from around the trees,the other trees stopping full light getting to the mature trees. They are terribly overgrown.
However,I think they need a prune. Here on this site,it says the following in the next paragraph.Since i know nothing of terminology and this is the only interest in trees that I have,Im hoping that someone can explain what it means so i can prune these properly as they are beautiful trees,BUT TERRIBLY OVERGROWN trying to get light...i think:
"Pruning: No special pruning techniques are needed after the branches have been trained to a sturdy framework, except to remove dead or overcrowded wood. A mulberry tree can be kept to a tidy form by developing a set of main branches, and then pruning laterals to 6 leaves in July in order to develop spurs near the main branches."
Ive called some people where i live,but they say take a chainsaw to the tree..BUTCHERS ! the above is saying something very differant.
I might need a pictorial if its possible.
Thanks for any feedback !