It's been a lousy fall! First I had a bear in the apples, now we just had 12" plus of snow along with 50 mph winds on the coast of Maine. A number of my apples (most are 3-4 years) sustained damage ranging from broken limbs to complete loss. I know how to deal with the limbs, but I have several trees with broken tops (3-4' broke off). Should I just prune back to a side branch and (try to) retrain a new leader next year?