Jonas, Thank you for taking my questions:
Now, question: I have two that I’ve wanted to begin some nice refinement on (more on styling later) with regards to overall needles and back budding.
As you hopefully can see from the photos I’d cut the needles on last years growth to give me an idea of what things might look like as I ramify the branches and now that they look well budded, I want to ask:
With the new back buds: Just leave 'em alone this year?
With the larger candles showing in photos: Should I just let them develop into needles and cut per your ‘decandle’ blog, ie after they open and produce needles, cut the stem per middle and wait for 2 buds to appear? And then just open into new shoots as the season develops?
IMG_9284: General overall appearance of this tree. New front as shown with marker. Shorten left branch. Create and move rounded crown to the right.
IMG_9285: Three types of buds…should I just leave the back buds alone and try to decandle the longer ones?
I thank you for your most kind response. If I had a truck I’d drive the trees over. (Truck is planned for future).
IMG_9274: leave until the fully open then cut on the stem half way as your blog?
not sure how to post the images here…