How do I prune a mature Celeste Fig tree?
Hi- I have a fifteen year old single trunked Celeste fig that is 25 to 30' tall and wide. My pruning in the past has consisted of shaping the tree, other than removing small dead
branches. Basically, I remove crossing branches and any branch that grows downward other than up. The tree is beautiful, healthy, and loaded with fruit....my problem is that the tree is outgrowing my small yard.Can I cut back hard on the ends of large branches? Will it grow back in an unattractive way like the crepe "murdered" myrtle trees that my neighbors prune? How much larger can my tree grow if left alone? Help!