Any reason you should not do major pruning in the summer?
I started doing some summer pruning today. ItÃ¢ÂÂs well over 100 degrees and I kind of got into autopilot and got a little carried away with an apricot tree. It was in a Vase Shape without an opening which makes it hard to pick and care for. So in the middle of pruning it I decided to take out two of the main scaffolds to open it up on one side to about six foot tall. There are other scaffold branches above the ones I took out. I plan on using them to shape the top like a topiary tree above that point. This will allow me to step into the Open Vase to pick and care for this small tree (8'X8'X8') in the shade. The treeÃ¢ÂÂs diameter is a little over 3" and I just cut two scaffold branches that where roughly 1.5" at their point of attachment. This along with itÃ¢ÂÂs normal summer pruning is going to be quite a haircut.
Is this too much for a little tree in the middle of a hot summer or do I have nothing to worry about?