Last year Before
Last year, After
Today, 1 year after major work.
Today, after removing some branch's , thinning out old needles and readjusting some of the foliage. Obviously, I need to finish the jin on the right where I removed a branch. For now it is wired and in fall I will do the jin work. I am also thinking in the future the first branch on the left might go? But for now it is fine.... Not a killer tree by anymeans, but not bad after 1 year from a shrub.