How do I prune a weeping redbud?

by Annie
The branches are all weeping to one side and as a consequence, so is the entire tree! Also when and how much to I cut away? The leaves are beginning to fall.
It was cold out so I hope you can see through the window at what I am asking about.
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 08, 2015
    It is recommended to prune spring flowering trees after the flowers are finished blooming.
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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 09, 2015
      @Annie It is a young tree that probably was not staked correctly. I would get a heavy duty stake and retie the tree up to force the growth the the opposite side.If that makes sense to you.The only pruning you can do now is to remove any dead wood or diseased branches.Hope this clears up your question.
  • Grace Gleason Grace Gleason on Nov 08, 2015
    I think it's supposed to do this, but if it troubles you, gently stake it so it grows upright. Don't put the stake so close that it's into the root ball or some of the limbs will die. Don't tie it too tight to the stake, just enough to get it going somewhat straight up. It has to be able to move with the wind so it has some strength. A tall, dry, bamboo pole makes a good stake.
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    • Grace Gleason Grace Gleason on Nov 09, 2015
      @Janet Pizaro So Annie said. Nevertheless, it will grow straighter - not straight - if it is staked. Otherwise, it will continue to fall over and drag on the ground.
  • Anita Anita on Nov 08, 2015
    Like your answer Grace That is what I would do ....
  • Connie Connie on Nov 08, 2015
    Might want to consult your local extension office.
  • Jeff Hartsook Jeff Hartsook on Nov 05, 2018

    It always interests me the advice that can be given. I too say please don't guess, and God bless you if you're honestly sharing useful knowledge. Typically, flowering trees are pruned after blooming, but that is usually why we plant these trees; to see their beautiful blossoms. Restaking the tree to "adjust" it's growth is really very simple. Even simple guide wires not too tightly around the trunk will do the job. It's a hobby. Give it a try. Learn and share your KNOWLEDGE! Mostly, have fun.