any advice on pruning this pl
um tree in attached photo.
I'm not very good on pruning for shape, so will let someone else advise on that. However, whatever you decide to do will need to wait til midsummer - pruning a plum now leaves it open to attack by silverleaf - which could do for it altogether
I agree with chicky - don't prune it yet. In the summer you should cut off (flush with the trunk) at least all of the lower branches circled in red:
If it were my tree, I'd also remove the branches circled in blue:
I'd also tie it to a stake using tree ties and try to train it into a more upright shape, but that could be difficult.
I wouldn't prune it at all, you're not growing for an team of pickers, what does it matter where the branches are, and why would you want a ladder to have to pick your fruit? I would be a bit bothered by the lean though, with a heavy crop all at the top of the tree you'll end up with the tree on the ground if you don't stake it or at least but it some ropes. I don't like tree stakes, they're for council estates to stop yobs snapping off your tree before it's grown thick enough to hang a 14 year old off.