This is another tree that is doing very well just now. The candles had extended very well and it was time to pinch them back. Obviously not all have been pinched back. Those where the tree is weaker and where we are looking for extended growth have been left.
I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this tree and just can’t settle on the right design. Some have suggested very drastic chopping to form a bunjin among other things but I just don’t know. It’s a tree I collected in Surrey many years ago and I really want the best for it.
These are shots of front and back plus some of the pinched candles etc.