This tree had a pretty rough start but has bounced back nicely with new growth. It was reduced from about 5' down to about 18". Just looking for some opinions on where to take it next. I'm planning to remove the small coiled root you see around the trunk once it's growth is more vigourous in a couple years but until then plan to let it grow and only keep the long end growth pruned back and try to develop pads on the branches I plan to keep through pruning and needle plucking. I'd thought I'd remove the top fork of the first branch, the lower branch on the back side, and the upward branch on the left side (pic 1) and let the twiggy growth up top develop fuller. Also want to add maybe 4 to 6 inches to the top for better taper. Opinions appreciated.