We acquired one apple and two pear trees from the city last year. Didn't realize that we should start pruning them immediately, and now one of the pears has shot extremely tall in the center. Would love some advice on when and how to prune our young trees. Also, have a small fig tree growing in the house that is showing signs of stress - discolored leaves, dropping leaves, Etc.
Hennepin County Minnesota
The new leaves on the fig tree are very pale, an organic non burning fertilizer may help. Also inspect the leaves very carefully on the bottom for spider mites. They are tiny and hard to see.