Hello everyone. No one in my local bonsai club has had success with Mugo Pines so I am glad you are all here.
I bought this Mugo from nursery stock in 2019, did a light pruning in fall of 2020. (You can see the scars from the cuts in the photo)
Had a nice repot in the spring of this year. I pruned less than 10% of the roots. The tree has grown well and is finishing the last of its third year leaf drop.
Would you feel safe removing the three left branches and doing an initial styling as a semi-cascade to the right? I plan on leaving the two largest pruned branches as larger Jin to help with the scaring.
Also, of the branches remaining on the right of the tree; I was thinking of using the first branch as the semi-cascade instead of the furthest branch to the right as it forms a junction of 3 and I worry about developing a knuckle there.
Most importantly, should I do it this fall?
I look forward to your feedback. Thank you in advance.