I wanted to start a thread for this Sharp's Pygmy I found at a nursery.
First pic is mid October when I got the tree and the others were taken today post leaf drop.
The pic with the paper towel is a mock up of the cut I plan to make after winter. This will be the front (nebari). There are a few other spots where there are 3-5 branches coming from the same place that I need to figure out what to do with. Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions. Thanks.
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Kidding but yes, 3D trees. I figure it won't look pretty for a while, but I'm hoping time and wire can fix it in the coming years.
What do you think about developing a lower branch? There are buds at that scar on the right side of the trunk and about an inch lower on the back side. I figure they can at least be sacrificial branches, but will they ever get to a point where they are thick enough to be proportional to the other branches? I guess we will see, but I think the balance would be improved if there was low pad on the right/back side.