This group are the trees that I have had the longest in my collection. I have been doing my best to make something worthwhile with the planting. The trees exploded with growth this year, and it probably needs a repot next year.
Growing out in mid summer after the partial defoliation.
Growing very well by the end of summer.
A couple of fall shots.
And this is how we will leave things for the year. I am still trying to figure out exactly what to do with this composition but I am just happy to see how far it has come since it came into my collection. I will leave the extensions for possible thread grafts next year.
After stripping the remaining leaves.
After cutback and a few wires.