So for Christmas 2017 we decided to go to a nursery and buy a cherry tree instead of a pine tree. We left it outside and planted it just after Christmas. Last summer it produced three whole cherries! Woot! Unfortunately the birds got them before we could. Even worse though, and here's my question....this past fall (I only remember the time because we were picking grapes from a vine we have) my nephew, he's only 5 so I'm trying not to be too upset, kicked my little cherry Christmas tree until it snapped in half! I didn't notice for a number of days. We decided to just leave it be, because we've never done this before. Spring is hitting and I don't see any new growth so far. Is there anything that can be done to save my little stump now? Or should I just call it and dig it up to start over? I would love any advice! Thank you!
I'd just leave it for a year and watch for growth. But if you have space and money I'd plant another one or two just to hedge things. If it lives you'll just have a bunch of cherries between that and the others. What variety is it? A lot of cherries aren't self fertile, but some, especially pie cherries, are
Either way there's nothing you can do to affect the situation, I don't think. Sorry to hear about the incident :(
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