Cherry trees love to grow skyward. Unfortunately branches that grow vertically do not develop many fruit buds. We rely on the fruit bud for next years flowers and fruit. To ‘pursuade’ the tree to make more fruit buds we have to bend the branches to a more horizontal position. The best way we have found to do this is to hang some Dobbies on the branch for up to one week. Once the branch is set in the position we want we take away the dobbie and use it on another branch.