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Ruth
Medium_mt_fuji_cherry Mt Fuji Cherry tree crossed branch

I have just purchased a new tree which has two major branches crossed. I asked the salesperson and they said it wasn't a problem but if is I will return the tree.
Thank you

Submitted: 01:48PM, 18 Oct 2016
Answer: Hi Ruth,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The tree in the photo has the two main branches crossed. Over time, these branches will end up rubbing together causing some structural issues and may also provide a great environment for fungal issues to grow. Over time, the stronger branch will take hold and the weaker one will start failing.

Personally, I would be returning the tree as it does not have a strong growth habit. Your instincts were correct.

When selecting a tree, look for a nice strong growth habit, with branches that are separated and allow for good air circulation. Make sure that the pot is the right size for the tree and the roots are not overly visible from the base. Just remember when you plant out to use good quality soil or potting mix and mix in some Dynamic Lifter to give the plant a real head start!

Kind regards

Stephanie
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 02:39PM, 18 Oct 2016

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