Some nice trees/material being worked on by members at the latest NIBS meeting on Friday night.
I practised a bit of wiring and styling of a young Japanese Black Pine that I’m training into a literati image.
I pruned it in favour of the thinner trunk to get rid of the upper fork and promote better taper. It’s hard to see the movement in the tree in the photo but it is there. Over the next few years I’ll keep upper growth very short and build up two or three branch pads. I’m going to allow the lower/bottom buds free growth and then prune or jin them eventually.