I've just reluctantly had to heavily prune a 'black mulberry' tre
that's thrived in my mum's garden for years - at 31' it had grown wa
to big & had also begun to lean dangerously due to uneven growth
Apparently it isn't a good idea to prune these trees at all, as the
bleed so much when cut & are unlikely to survive 'an extreme hai
On advice taken from an ancient 'Pruning tips' book, I did the cuts a
a steep angle so as rain water runs off the sloped ends, & also burn
the wounds with a blowtorch to create a seal that would stop the sa
escaping. Despite that, I've removed such a lot of it's branches tha
it's quite likely I've killed it. Oops, sorry mum!
So, I'm wondering if it's possible to root the offcuts just in case th
original tree dies?
I have a stack of them ranging from 3' - 5' long, & have burnt the end
of these also to seal the sap in. What's the best way to attemp