This tree has been feed heavily over the passed 3 months and the candles have extended to around 10-20cms and the new needles are poking their heads out of the sheaths.
As per the virt I drew previously I am going to be getting rid of all branches except to the to left in the coming winter, so when I cut off the candles i left a stub on all branches except the branch I will be using to create the new top with.
The stub left over
The candle on the branch I will be keeping and developing in the future:
With no stub left to restrict new growth:
And here is what the tree looked like after: