This tree was unstyled until a Peter Warren workshop in late 2016. The initial focus suggestion by Peter was to style one or two branches but mainly to strengthen the lower right hand branch, the main feature branch. During a workshop one year later, again with Peter, some bud selection and light pruning was carried out and the tree continued to look good over the autumn.
When we removed the tree from the pot, we discovered a good but extended root system. Again the roots were minimally pruned where appropriate. The pot used is quite deep but this was necessary to accommodate all the roots at this time.
We used a 1:1:1 lava:pumice:akadama mix with a thin shredded sphagnum dressing,