Apple tree on steriods....need advice
In the summer of 2007, many of you gave me excellent advice and links to great resouces for learning to properly prune an apple tree. Thank you! That fall, with a city clean up on the way, I threw out the advice and got out the pruners. If you've been bitten by the pruning bug, you know that a little here leads to a little more there, etc.
Long story short, after removing more than 30% of the tree, at the wrong time of year, last summer I had a fruitless, sucker-producing machine.
Now that I've created the overenergized state, what do I do? The pruning bug is telling me to take off what must be 50 tall, vertical suckers and get back to the great shape I originally created! I expect that's NOT the right thing to do!