Help with mango tree
We have just moved into our house about a month and a half ago, and we have a mango tree in our front yard, which I think has not been managed properly.
The tree is tall, I guess around 30ft but the canopy is very small. It does not look like a healthy mango tree, even though we did get lots of mangos. Since we moved in late June, we have gotten the end of the season I guess, about 50-70 mangos - very sweet, and now there is no more.
Since we just moved in, I am trying to take care of things myself (financially speaking most of the money went into buying the house), and I am trying to learn as much as I can in the process.
I want to start taking care of this tree and have no idea where to begin. As of right now, I have hand saws, and a 40V 8 inch cordless pole chain saw (I have used it to trim a couple of small trees and it works pretty well). I also have a chain saw from family if needed.
I have read about trimming the limbs that are going straight up on small trees, but what do we do with the tree the same of mine? Do I start cutting those limbs that are going straight up? How about around the canopy, should I start pruning it? With such small canopy, I fear that I might make it worse and that is why I am asking for help here.
Since we are in South Florida, and it's late in the rain season, I wanted to do something right away while we still have a couple more weeks of rain.
I took some pictures so you guys can see the tree an be able to provide better suggestion on how I can get this tree healthier and more manageable?
I attached one picture to this post, but I have more in this google album:
Thanks for your help!!!