This tree was lifted from my front garden about 6 years ago and remained in its pot untouched for about 2 years although the main deadwood Shari and Jins were carved during that period.
The large curved trunk was originally horizontal so I split it with a fret saw along the length of the trunk area where I wanted the bend. A cut of about 9 inches. I then used a ratchet strap to pull it into position. I put it into this bonsai pot about 2 years ago and apart from some minor branch positioning it has been left until now.
Its heading for the Garage Night on 27th Jan when I hope to have a go at further styling. as can be seen the weakest part of the tree is toward the base and I hope to see that progress, Deo Volente in the coming season.
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