Getting a fig tree under control
We have a fig tree at the bottom of the garden. It's at the bottom of a north-facing slope, growing against a wall about seven feet high, and overshadowed by a large Douglas Fir. We've been here for over thirty yeas and it was here when we came. It fruits and the figs are good, but it is completely out of control. We've chopped it back from time to time but it is a completely tangled mess now. I'd like get it int some kind of shape so that we don't have to fight our way past it to get to the raspberries, but don't want to lose it. I believe that now is the time to prune it. Where should I start? I have posted some pictures of the tree so that you can see what it looks like.