Berries from amur chokecherries causing problems at back entrance. Will pruning them cause them to produce every more fruit?

There are three trees planted at the back entrance of our housing co-op. Produced so much fruit that got tracked into the block. Now some of the Board members want to cut them down. They are 22 years old and healthy.



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    Why not prune them, rather than cutting them down?”

    Types of pruning include: pinching, thinning, shearing and rejuvenating.

    Pinching is removing the stem tips of a young plant to promote branching. Doing this avoids the need for more severe pruning later on.

    Thinning involves removing whole branches back to the trunk. This may be done to open up the interior of a plant to let more light in and to increase air circulation that can cut down on plant disease. The best way to begin thinning is to begin by removing dead or diseased wood.

    Shearing is leveling the surface of a shrub using hand or electric shears. This is done to maintain the desired shape of a hedge or topiary.

    Rejuvenating is removal of old branches or the overall reduction of the size of a shrub to restore its original form and size. It is recommended that you do not remove more than one third of a plant at a time. Remember to remove branches from the inside of the plant as well as the outside.”

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