I have three plum trees on my section. [prunus!]. Last year I did not prune them. It was a mild case of colon cancer. This year I have to remove much larger amounts.
This foto shows some of the material removed. I trim the branches, shred the smaller bits and put the bigger pieces aside to be sawn up into firewood.
Half way through the pruning. It took me a long time. There was such a pile of wood in the end.
The apple tree .... -foreground and the two late plums are not yet trimmed.
A day later I have just started on the tree behind. I will welcome the firewood when it is processed.
It is piling up and I am still not done.
I have had the muncher out and reduced the size of the pile a great deal. You can see how the apple tree on the left had some trimming as well.
I only got in in time. The blossoms are already on their way. Have a look at the buds on the later apricot taken on the same day [today Friday 25 August]
The buds on the apricot are a few days away from bursting. At last spring is beginning to arrive.
Cheers Chris the pipemaker