Two old apple trees which are out of control and had years of incorrect pruning (by our selves and also cowboys we paid). I understand it isn't a good idea to prune in one go but to prune little by little over a few years.So I've possibly answered my own question. Is there a chance however, to reduce the height in an easier and quicker way : eg coppice or pollard? ( I used to know the difference but can't remember just now) If it sends up water shoots can these be kept in check and removed easily? I'd just like go get them back into a manageable size and shape as quickly as possible, not too worried about loosing fruit or 'doing the right thing' just dont want to make a mess of them long term. Thanks.