Pruning an Apple Tree - Part 1 -(About a 3-4 yr old tree) - late March prune- "Single" the branches if there are 2 in one, cut off really strong branches that are 50% smaller than trunk & are too high even if they have buds. Leave the "collar." Don't cut more than 2 large branches if possible.
build a hoop house, put paving stones around the outside perimeter, reinforce with chicken wire about 2 feet up the sides so rabbits won't escape. Use as permanent greenhouse, winter chicken/rabbit pen?