Twisted Itoigawa Shimpaku pruning

Nebari Bonsai

I’ve also let this tree grow wild this year.

Before

Some of the branches have gotten a bit long and leggy, and I want to tighten up the design around the trunk some. Removing a few long branches, replacing them with shorter, newer branches will help. These were removed from the first left branch:

And a back branch:

And again, by removing the growth in the crotches of branches, reducing shoots down to pairs, then bottom growth, and trimming strong runners.

And after a little wiring to tame the apex:

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