Looks like it’s off to a good start!
Compare to very first picture
Nice result, tree is showing great health over the time period. Good Work.
Here is an update, decandled and minor pruning. Decandled in May last year interested to see the difference in needle length this year. Jonas a few weeks ago I was asking about raising the soil level on one your pines. This is the one I was interested in so I did raise the level and hoping it grows some more surface roots.
Ah, gotcha. It’ll be fun to see if the tree can generate new roots there. I don’t expect new roots to show up on red or black pines that are buried deeper but the loblolly might be different.