I watched 'Monty Don' trimming his fruit tree on 'Gardener's world' . I think it was an apple tree , but it inspired me to do the same to my Santa Rosa plum . So, off with the crowded , overlapping and anything that grew straight up . Not that many , only what I could reach standing on steps. Which is still only the lowest branches .
And I brought in a few branches to fill in my new vase. It's the biggest piece I've made , at least in girth .