Pruning ~40 year old apple and 35 year old pear trees

Asked March 1, 2017, 7:18 PM EST

Disregard this question -- we decided to cut down the trees --- I am helping my parents out pruning their apple and pears (Bartlett) trees. Is there a good guide for pruning older pear and apple trees? Also, they have consistent problems with worms in the apples, and tried to have it professionally sprayed several times last year without avail. Would there be a natural way to control for the worms that infect apple trees? Thanks for the help. Ben

Washington County Oregon

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