March 16, 2013
Ingela decided that the William’s Pride would be an Open Center fruit tree. To counter the current characteristic of apical dominance (note the tall skyward branch in the Before photo), she bent the tall, central branch to about a 45-degree angle and then tied it down. She kept some small branches on the trunk as they will fruit this summer. Then she headed back the two other tall branches and tied them down to maximize fruit and branching.