Fig Tree Pruning
I have a fig tree that is probably 60 years old. There's one branch that's getting too tall (it's about 5' over the roofline of our single story home). I'd like to prune it but the branch is pretty big (about 7' in circumference), and I'm worried that it might 'shock' the tree. FYI - the first figs of the season are just about ripe so I don't know if that makes a difference.
In the picture, it's the branch that's growing vertically, just to the left of the white birdhouse.
If it's ok to prune, do I just saw off the branch where it intersects w/ the bigger branch? Do I need to seal it with anything?
Here is a link that might be useful: