This one is kind of OK. Better than last year.
And the one on the left is OK, too. Not great, but it is an improvement. But, the one on the right is pitiful. The problem with all of them is that the new branches keep falling off. They just...drop off. And if a big wind blows, the yard is littered with them. That terrible one on the right has got to go. I'm going to replace it with either an oak or a magnolia.
So, the Arbor Barber was sort of right. They do come back with a better shape, but what comes back seems to be very weak.