This is question about pruning of old neglected apple trees.
I am trying to learn how to rejuvenate my apple trees by pruning and found many sites to explain how to prune.
What I want to know is when I was reading 'Shape the tree the next year by removing another third of the tree's growth' I wasn't sure if removing 1/3 of tree height or 1/3 of branches on tree.
Is it safe to remove 1/3 of tree height every year?
If I decided to renovate my apple trees, I need reptable fruit tree specialist who is knowledgable and skillful to work on my apple trees but it is so hard to find fruit tree specialist around Philadelphia area.
I don't want hire people who know nothing about pruning fruits trees.
When tree service people pruned my apple trees, they pruned top of these trees horizontally straight like pruning hedge.
Is it right way?
Can you imagine how difficult for me to explain about everything by using second language?