We have an apple tree on the western side of our house (New Westminster, zone 8) that we would like to espalier. It has a good number of horizontal branches, and will require some other semi-major pruning. I figure that I'll have to use a short ladder to prune and harvest, but what the heck? Is this a fool-hardy mission? I'm researching the technical how-to to come up with a plan. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.