Hi all, first post here. I was hoping I could get some additional perspectives on this tree’s design. It was one of my first trees about 15 years ago and I’ve made all the best mistakes with it. It’s managed to survive this long, and has a great trunk and nebari, beautiful age, but the design definitely needs work. I recently cleaned and started wiring the tree hoping for some direction, but am still stuck.
Those parallel branches on the left have always bothered me, and the length of the lower one before it gets to any foliage feels excessive. I’m considering jinning the branch and bringing the weight back to the right side of the tree, but that’s a big decision for me. The remaining branches are also a bit leggy as well, so don’t want to hit that pompom effect.
I’ve seen Ryan do some really cool stuff with unique trees, so hoped I could get some mirai perspective.
Any ideas are welcome and greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!