I love my Shinju, and it has produced some nice growth this year from the crown, but with fall approaching, I'm trying to decide what to do with regards to pruning, and would like suggestions and feedback. I am debating leaving the tree as-is, a more 'shrubby' look to it, or removing the lower two branches, giving a more tree-like shape. The lowest branch on the right is at a nice angle from the trunk, but the lowest branch on the left has grown upwards almost parallel to the trunk before angling out, and I can see this potentially causing problems down the line (not a great angle, but the second pic from winter should give a better idea of overall shape). I would remove just the upward branch on the left, but then the low branch on the right would really look out of place... Since the branches are quite thick, if I do prune them, I'm guessing the best time would be in late fall, say November or so? Before or after the leaves have fallen?