Justin088
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Also in the picture above you can see two competing "trunks". Can i cut thse two out and leave just the main trunk or should i wait?

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JustinBoi
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I would think you could leave them there now and when it grows out more you can cut them away if you still want.
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Justin088
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should i do any pruning? The little one seems to have many long shoots. should i start pinching now as young as it is?

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So i went ahead trim down the branches a bit. I think i completely buzzed it and destroyed the tree. [/img]

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Whooa, SLOW DOWN!!

You've had this little juniper for 1 day. It was only 6 inches high. It should have - number 1, been allowed to adjust to its new home, and number 2, been allowed to grow out for a couple years, then pruned to shape, styled.

Learn about your tree, learn enough to keep it alive. Learn to grow it. Then work with it.

Instant bonsai might be fun - but not gratifying. Patience, patience.

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lesson learned.. it's all about trial and error i guess. Ill just leave him alone and hope he doesn't die.

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I don't think he's going to die.
He just needs to adjust like TomM said.
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