Here are some pics of tipping at Whitmore 3rd leaf orchard.
Q. So what exactly is Tipping?
A. As Joyce eloquently explained, "On young trees, it is sometimes necessary to lighten the load of nuts and growth by cutting back the tips of the limbs. This helps prevent limb breakage under its own weight. It also removes limbs that hang so low they would be hit by herbicides when weeds are sprayed."