Trees and Shrubs forum: Apple tree pruning advice

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Feb 15, 2018 4:32 PM CST
I've moved into a place with an apple tree with a lot of bad branches. I know what to do about water spouts and simpler things, but these larger branches i'm hopeless. The pictures attached show the tree.
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Name: Trish
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Feb 20, 2018 8:09 AM CST

The attached link to the Royal Horticultural Society should help you with you apple tree pruning.
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May 1, 2018 8:49 PM CST
I'd recommend calling a local tree pruner and getting some tips off them. I call these guys for help usually: They're nice enough imo, but if you have local tree pruners maybe go for them because they'll probably know the local trees better.

May 6, 2018 7:14 PM CST
I have a large Chinese Elm Tree. The branches have been growing really long and snapping off in wind and splinter. These are 2"-4" thick branches.

I'd like to prune them down so they aren't so long so they quit snapping off.

Any suggestions on the how much I should cut. I'm OK with pruning the tree a lot and letting it grow back under more controlled growth. I was thinking leaving 10' on each branch. I'd also like to control the height and shorten the high leaders branches

As you can see from the picture the tree is falling apart with several branches already snapped and others about to. The ones on the right are ready to break since they are so long and the weight is already pretty high.

Any help would be appreciated...
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
May 7, 2018 4:27 PM CST
Cut it down as seeing the old scars that tree is not going to stop snapping off.

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