This shimpaku was brought back from the brink of death last year, and went through its second styling this spring. I recently took the wires off and plan to cutback and rewire next spring.
Last years end of year picture:
Fall 2014 after wire removal:
Clearly, this tree was quite vigorous this year and has mightily outgrown its shape. It seems to be a hard tree to keep the foliage in proportion with the trunk size. Looking forward to updating next spring, with potentially removing a branch and compacting the tree even more.
With potential branch removal: