My Niwakis to be...
reduced or eliminated cones and lower needles out, and some of the branches have tutors to lower then more horizontal/down. Still haven't cut some of the braches that are opposite or useless because i`m suppose to wait winter - ell me if that is correct for pines, please
this one is with cones reduced or eliminated
the last one is to be a Monka buri over the garden gate:
almost all cones and lower needles out - can't reach the upper branches
but i'm not worried since the top will be cut down in the future...
All I know about Niwakis is from books since I've never even had a Bonsai to previous learn some of the techniques... thats why all your help is important for me!