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Advice for pruning odd-shaped young apple tree

13 years ago

Howdy-

I'm providing a link to 2 images of our tree so you can see what I'm talking about. We received this baby apple, which is now about 3' tall in the mail this past spring. I don't see a central leader. It's in a V shape, with one very straight, but weaker-looking branch, and a thicker, sturdier branch that looks ill-shaped to be the leader. What to do in this case?

It almost seems as if I'd be better off cutting it down to the ground below the V, but know nothing about whether the tree could survive this.

Thanks in advance!

Here are the pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39865012@N08/

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