Pruning my crabapple tree
I hope this is the right forum for flowering trees. I have a crabapple that is about 8-9 years old. The branches are rather low--can't walk under the tree and I'm short. I'd like to prune off the three lowest branches back to the main trunk -- to raise up the branch level on the tree.
My question: Is there a best time of the year to do this --other than wintertime since I don't want to wait until next winter? A worst time of the year to do it?
I'm assuming spring is not one of the best times to do it, but then hot summer probably isn't good either. Should I wait for cooler autumn or is it all right to do the pruning now?
As to the kind of crabapple. I hope it doesn't make a difference because I can't remember what kind it is--except it was one of the better ones for my area (Zone 6 Kansas). I remember researching a lot to find the best kind--just don't remember what that turned out to be.