Fruit trees tend to grow vigorously and need to be maintained properly for optimal growth and for accessibility of fruit. Typically when trimming fruit trees vertical shoots and sucker growth are the main focus. Any lead or "shoot" with this type of cut should be trimmed at a healthy lateral or branch collar to promote proper healing. This will help shape the tree with a rounded lower growing shape that not only makes it easier to pick your fruit, but helps increase the trees natural yield. The tree will also be at less risk to wind and weather damage.