Very Old Cherry Tree
I have looked around on these boards for a bunch of ideas but would like some specific advice
Next to my house is a very old sweet cherry tree. It is an amazing tree. It has withstood generations of neighborhood kids climbing it it has survived the demolition of neighboring houses and remanined beautiful and hardy in a rough urban lansdscape. It fruits and flowers amazingly.
I am afraid it will not survive the inevitable redevelopment of the area.
I would like to clone it so that I can plant a copy in my yard so it will live on in some way.
It is my understanding that it is hard to propogate old trees like this what can I do to increase my chances of success.
I am not an experienced gardener this will be my first spring with a garden after 10yrs of apartment life. I did grow up doing alot of work in the yard but I am a great killer of houseplants.
Do I even have a chance here or is this a futile idea.