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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    ...any thoughts on those trees being too vigorous for the space?....
    They seem to have quite a lot of bias towards their tops but I think some nicking and notching could redirect some of their upwards energy into the lower branches through creation of new shoots which could be converted to spurs.
    To increase vigour of a branch (and reduce the vigour of those above it), cut a small-medium wedge of bark and underlying wood out from just above it. The same applies if wanting a particular bud to grow into a branch.

    If they're still sending out too much at the top and not enough lower down, a very hard winter prune which removes the top of the 'tree' could allow it to be re-shaped over the following couple of seasons.
    However, without seeing a tree in person, or at least without plenty of pictures, it's hard to give precise information.
    Last edited by FB.; 26-11-2018 at 07:20 PM.
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