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Mulberry tree identification 
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Post Re: Mulberry tree identification
there was a sugegstion that spring was the best time to do it but if the tree is dormant I cant see why it wouldnt worl .. just nothing would happen till the weather warmed.

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I was told that when taking Mulberry cuttings you want pieces about 45cm long and to bury as much of it as you can. A deep planting allows for more nodes to grow roots. Now would be fine, you want to do it before the buds start bursting, although I have successfully struck a couple after then as well. I still think even if you cut the tree to the ground it will reshoot, but take some cuttings first! I remember as a child my dad cut our mulberry tree down and was swearing at having to mow all the suckers for years afterwards until it finally gave up.

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Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:26 am
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All is not lost then. I'll be buying some rooting compound before fridays trip and I'll be taking approx 4 - 6 cuttings. Thanks for all the advice.
I'm happy to be able to give it some sort of chance of surviving, a pity I'll have to wait for so long to have another such wonderfully established tree.

On closer inspection today,( at the damage to the trunk ), it also appears the little buggers has set it on fire at some stage too :roll: .

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just go to show how tough it is.

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