This tree was first bought as garden centre stock in 1987. Then I neglected it as I did most of my trees whilst running my gallery and trying to make a living, only in recent times has it really had some attention. This as I have said before is my Zen method of looking at tree for 25 years before actually touching it. Obviously a school of thought that does not seem to work very well as my attempts to style it were not very successful
This year with the added confidence of joining a bonsai club, learning from some old hands there and being able to spend a lot more time with my trees I really got down to trying to do something better with this tree.
I lowered that right hand branch down, removed the first little twig of foliage, jinned the stump that was left of that…
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