While at "Bonsai in the Bluegrass" I asked both Ryan Neil and Boon for their opinions on how to improve the tree. Both were kind enough to share their thoughts, which were very similar.
So, the tree is being rebuilt. More major branches have been removed in favor of smaller, more in-scale and elegant branches. Branches that originated from the bottom were removed, the pads refined and fanned. The apex will continue to be redeveloped, focusing on fewer branches and directing more to the right.
My apologies for the poor background. It was a long day finishing up the wiring. In all I've spent around 8-10 hours this week on cutting, wiring, bending, and trimming this tree.
I'm expecting it to take around 4 years before I'm happy with the results and call it "finished".
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