We can do “Metsumi” many times par year. This is the last Tosho of the first trimming season on 2016.
But, This tree’s owner did “Metsumi” few weeks ago. Already started to grow second bud. Owner order me just cleanup and repotting.
Owner did strong cut back and he did not leave new bud on top of branch.
You should leave bud on top of branch. Other way you make brown needles.
Look at red circle please, that top of branch didn’t leave new bud. That will be turn brown soon.
Yellow circle have new bud. But, Thats not top of branch.
I just leave growing buds.