I have problems finding back to the video with this information. I remember Ryan has had some good explanations, but can’t seem to find it again (or remember the info:-).
I have a pinus sylvestris that is in development. It has some long leggy branches that hopefully will backbud as I have feed it heavy in autumn and early spring.
The plan is to cut back to make it more compact, thickening is not a goal in itself but acceptable. Problem is I dont have anything to cut back to at the moment. It will start push new growth soon (hopefully) and the question is, to maximize chances for backbudding and get it as strong as possible, should I pinch to push energy into interior or post flush prune for same reason?