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This is the cherry plum I am trying to save in my new back yard (tree was overgrown with weeds for years and we just moved in an I have been restoring the backyard). Any help or suggestions would be awesome. So far I have not done anything except some pruning. Tree doesn't need the timber brace underneath but I have placed it there while I have been working.

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If you're clearing a new garden and you want to plant other things,to be quite honest,I'd have the tree removed. It's only a matter of time till rain penetrating the fractured stump causes rot to occur (if it hasn't started already) and when it does, you may find the bough that is arcing off to one side suddenly falls. Sad though it may be, I'd recommend removing it and having the stump bored out to a depth of 12-18 inches, which should take care of any large roots left behind.

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  • i thought as much but was hoping to try a few methods before removing. If necessary I have a fig tree I would gladly replace it with. But i will try first. Thanks for commenting. – Andrew F Apr 27 '20 at 7:36

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