Pruned hard in fall ’11, root worked hard in spring ’12, wired in winter ’13, then allowed to grow freely for the next two growing seasons. Time to get back to work!
After wires were removed:
Lower branches pruned and wired. I’m learning how Ezo spruces grow, and modifying pruning a bit so the branches are better-positioned, emerging in pairs, and side to side, similar to pines. Remember to leave little jins behind as well: