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I have done quite a lot of work over the past year with this tree,
I repotted it a while back so i could lift the plant and reveal some roots, i am training them over rocks and intend to get involved with them again later in the year. The light ring around the tree indicates the deapth it was previously into the soil, i would like to darken the light coloured ring.
The tree suffered a major fracture to the highset branch where it joined the top of the tree and i have been encouraging a new branch to grow and take over as the top directional branch. this branch has been bent with wire to allow it to retain a drooped curve which echoes much the rest of the trees shape (i hope), a shape i have been replicating in different parts of the tree.
This i have tried to compliment by thinning out many of the smaller branches but i am a bit lost as to which direction to take the whole shape of the tree.