5 year old buck +
I have a small dilemma. I am currently helping a friend with some habitat work and he has a few old apple trees on his hunting land that are in dire need of releasing. The caveat is that it is not his land and his uncle doesn't want any cutting of trees done anywhere on the place. What would be the best way to release the trees, if his uncle would allow minimal amounts of cutting. I'm thinking one would need to see which of the larger trees are causing the most shade and crowding, and work on those, possibly the east and for sure the southerly exposures? Any thoughts?