The following message was received via email: Hi - I hope I am in the right place to ask for advice but if I am not perhaps you could give me a contact for my questions or forward this direct to them. I have a long south east facing wall covered with espaliered apple trees. We moved into this house and wonderful garden in North Van, last January, a year ago and the trees were already neglected but they produced a wonderful crop of the best tasting apples we have ever eaten! Since we would like a repeat harvest this summer I am anxious to get someone who really knows what he/she is doing, to prune them. I don't have much faith in the local landscape gardeners who seem to be very casual about pruning. There also seems to be a problem with timing this year since this crazy weather is confusing the bulbs to come up to soon and the sap to rise in the trees. I am getting quite anxious to prune although I have been told that usually mid February to March is the best time. Hope you can help!