This update is going to feel very similar to a post I wrote in August, but I thought I would provide a few updated photos. The tree has regained vigor after a repot this spring into better soil. The tree was weak this spring after being attacked by a fungus, or maybe the beginning of root rot, the preceding fall.
After repotting into better soil.
The tree growing healthy until the middle of the summer.
After widening the shari.
And finding the possible front and angle.
The most recent picture after removing the wire and adding lime sulfur. I am hoping to start some more work on this next summer after I know it continues to get healthy. Some more branches need to be eliminated, but probably eliminated in stages to add interest to the jins. Maybe next year I can do another styling and start defining pads.
The next round of updates will be a couple of deciduous trees. Leaves have just started falling so I will need to do some cutback, and possibly a little wiring before those reviews are posted.