when/how to prune old fig trees
We have recently taken over the old family homestead. On the property are 3 very old (over 30 years old) fig trees, planted about 6 feet apart, that have been overlooked for many years. They now stand over 15 feet tall and span approximately 6 feet out around the base of the trees. Last year they produced a huge crop of extremely small figs that did not ripen (except for the ones at the very top that the crows ate).
I would like to trim them down to about 6 feet in height. Is this okay or will I kill the trees? How do I go about doing this and more importantly what is the best month to trim fig trees in East Texas?