I’m new to bonsai and the forums so I apologize if this is a common question; my search results didn’t return similar questions.
I recently picked up a couple nursery stock trees (a Prunus hybrid and a lilac) and have repotted them to find a good nebari and prune the roots. The Prunus is particularly spindly and was grown staked to a bamboo pole. However, it’s also incredibly flexible right now.
Would it be a bad idea to give wire it to give it a basic shape given that I’ve just done a lot of work on its roots? Just something to give some movement to the stalk straight trunk? I think I heard Ryan say in the latest Q&A that some real basic wiring is fine but that intricate stuff needs to wait, but I’m not sure I heard that or understand that correctly.