Yes, that’s right – it is winter and very quiet on the farm. Our trees are losing their leaves and we are pruning trees back to open them up to new growth for next spring and summer. In winter, cherry trees, like many other deciduous trees, go dormant. During this time, they reduce their metabolic activity and conserve energy. Due to shorter days and less sunlight many trees decide it is time to sleep and wake up in spring. In late winter fresh buds will slowly develop and burst to life in spring with a flourish of flowering. These flowers will then be pollinated by our friends, the bees, and turn into our beautiful cherries.