So I transplanted 10 potted trees (4 pear, 2 mulberry, 2 peach, 2 apple) in late July / early August which I know is a terrible time, but these were my first trees and too anxious to get them in the ground. Most seem to be doing fine showing new growth (although my Golden Delicious is yellowing leaves now and has stunted growth) .
I’m the type of person who would still want an expert opinion, especially because this is my first crack at this and my soil type is clay-ish and compacted. So I called that firm who specializes in tree care and was told that the trees are all doing really well. So the representative also tells me not to prune them at all, except for dead or any diseased branches. The peach trees seem too busy in the center and would have pruned to air out this area. The apple trees are beginning to have crossing branches.
So what I’m trying to ask is if I should follow his advice or follow the advice of all the material that I find online, which says to prune around 1/3 of the tree in the winter.