I went with a slab forest for the Ficus Salicifolia I mention in a previous thread. I even created the slab I used.
Here is the article I wrote for the GNOBS web site:
It's rather lengthy and image heavy. At the bottom of the article, you'll find links to 3D photos of the planting.
I'm a bit rushed in publishing the article, so please give me feedback on any errors you find.
Here's what the tree/slab looks like: