Last year I took off quite a few of the most upright limbs/watersprouts. Some were a couple of inches thick. There are still quite a few left as you can see, as well as lots of younger branches.
Wonder, should I continue to take off most of the straight up thick branches, as well as maybe thin out lots of the smaller ones? They're pretty thick in there. I don't plan to do everything this year. It's hard to know where to start!