How far can I chop a grapevine?
November 10, 2005 2:04 PM Subscribe
We have old, old grape vines in our backyard, growing on a pergola-type structure that is completely rotten and is falling down. It is an overhead structure which gives awesome shade in the summer, but it isn't safe and needs to go.
How do I save the vines?
We'd love to save the grapevines. Some guys are coming tomorrow to tear down the rotting wood and pipe structure, but we can't build anything new until the spring. I guess my question is how much of the grape vine can I chop off without killing the vines? We were hoping to cut off as much as possible and sort of prop up the rest until the spring.