Yup...x2, the trees are in real good shape and appear that they were taken care of at some point, so it shouldn't be bad whipping them into shape. Dead wood and a few small suckers now. In late winter start at the bottom and take out the suckers around the trunk. Next take out most of those strong upright suckers. You don't have to baby them as you would a tree that was freed up with competing trees. They have been getting good light and appear in good shape. Get all those uprights and pendant wood out over a 2-3 year period, then if need be, thin them back slowly by taking out forks. Congrats on the purchase!
That story made my night thanks for posting! I hope I can do something like that for my boys some day. I dont think it was a wrong decision for you to help him get established sounds like he has proven himself to be a go getR. Not that my opinion matters. Thats your business and no one elses but truly happy for you guys!
He's in the new used house, but only to sleep. He is working 6-10's at the new Vikings stadium (you know the MN Vikings, or at least the Rams do!) and only has sat night to chase tail now. So we don't see him much. He still has some work to do on the house but will have to finish when he gets time maybe this winter. Thanks for asking!