I just received a very nice s. giganteum bonsai starter with a 1" trunk on it from giant-sequoia.com. The owner, Joe, stocks a lot of pre-bonsai material that he hand selects from the seedlings of desirable parents in the wild, this specimen is not an exception but it has a running start on a twin trunk. I was really after the nice single trunk pyramidal shape. I could hack half the trunk off and let the remaining branch become the new apex but something has prevented me from doing this- probably the lack of confidence it would ever look how I want and partly from a purely philosophical view.
Should I work with what I have or cut the tree in half and force the tree into drastic training to get what I think I want out of it?
I worry it will just be a tree in a pot if I don't...
thanks for any suggestions or help.