Yesterday I discovered a broken limb on a peach tree. My plan is to remove it properly in another week or so hopefully after the fruit ripens.
My question is how should this be addressed for the future health of the tree. Is the exposed wood going to cause health problems? Should I just leave it alone? Or perhaps prune the entire branch back to before the break?
As you can see from the below images, there are a couple of branches below the break that could still thrive and the tear is about 8" long and maybe a bit less than 1/2 way through the branch.