My mandarin tree started sagging when its fruit started coming in. Now most of the branches are sagging. My suspicion is that it was allowed to get too tall. I've roped it to minimise the chance of catastrophic failure. Is there anything I can do for it, short of forfeiting the fruit for this year? Do you see a risk of branches snapping and damaging the tree as a whole? What about later on? Should I drastically prune it, and if so, does anybody have any tips?
Apologies for the images; my garden is small and the lighting isn't great.