These pines were amongst several trees that my student Dave brought to a recent one to two session. All the trees were in excellent condition with good colour and dense foliage masses.
This vigour has enlarged and extended the profile of the canopy but has also resulted in new and stronger growth inside which we can now prune back to. The tree will return back to its smaller intended size but will have greater density and better ramification.
Following this pruning some needles would be reduced from all three trees to allow more light and air to enter the canopy. This needle thinning would also be used to balance the vigour in the tree and help strengthen any weaker lower or inner branches.