I picked up this Pinus Nigra back in 2014. It had previously been a bonsai but when the owner died it spent about 5 years in open ground before being transferred into this large pot and kept as you see it for many years.
below we see the tree being removed from the pot. No easy task as the owner wanted to keep the blue pot intact which caused us to have big issues getting it out with roots attached!!
This is the tree potted up and removal of some unwanted branches.
This is the tree in September 2019 after several years getting it to regrow roots and start the process of back budding.
And after a wiring of the primary structure and another chasing back of terminal buds to induce further back budding.