Help! Old overgrown fig trees
We recently purchased an older home (@1964) in the SC upstate with a completely overgrown 1/2 acre yard we're working to reclaim. One of the many treasures we've discovered here is a stand of fig trees. Other than some miscellaneous cuts that the trades apparently made when we had foundation work done before we moved in, these 12-15 ft tall trees haven't been touched in at least 10 years. They were loaded with rotting/falling figs last fall when we moved in. I know NOTHING about fruit trees, so any advice would be much appreciated regarding pruning, feeding, etc. I read Herman's advice on pruning, but this is a little overwhelming to me. There are photos here if you cut and paste the link: http://s20.photobucket.com/user/patdev/library/Reclaiming%20the%20Yard-Garden Thanks so much in advance.