I was inspired by the thread created by @hierophantic to create my own thread. Except here you’ll see how not to do it lol. I found this tree in a far off corner of a nursery where it was left to its own devices. It’s hard to tell, but the growth that it had was quite old and not what I would call vigorous. Also, about 3"-4" of roots below the nebari was exposed. The roots were lanky and lignified. There were like three to choose from, but I was in a rush. I decided on this one just because it had the most interesting nebari.
My first move was to fill the pot with potting soil and just get it healthy again. I cut off the seed pods too in an effort to transition strength away from seed generation. That’s pretty much all that will be done with this tree this year. My plan is to chop the trunks to a height of around 2’. I’ll vary the heights just to keep things interesting.
The tree has shown signs of recovery which I’ll show when take more pics.