Advice on pruning peach tree?
The 5 year old Reliance peach tree we've planted at work has always been a real Giving Tree, but this year the branches at the top -- to tall to reach and cull -- are breaking from the weight of the fruit. Despite a bad bout of leaf curl.
The last few years, I've taken off nearly half the fruit on the lower limbs, but it's grown so tall I can't reach the upper branches. The location makes it tough to get a ladder in there.
I've used a rake to pull off what I can, but it's an imperfect system, since I seem to pull off strips of bark as well.
The tree says: 'help meeeeee'.....