I recently had a look at my chuhin Japanese Larch now that all the needles have dropped. Any remaining ones on the tree were cleared and I then carried out some very light pruning of this year’s extension growth to maintain the outline of the tree and also to avoid any long straight branches. While I was at it I then removed surplus buds growing in undesirable places. The tree had a slow year due to the repot in March but should come back strong next year I hope. It’s staying in the open greenhouse. Next year I plan to work on the deadwood, increase foliage density in some areas and also improve branch structure by pruning undesirable secondary branches.