This red pine was picked up in the back of a nursery, with a lot of dead branches and was relatively unhealthy, picked up about two summers ago.
I cleared out dead branches and focused on getting it healthy.
I repotted it just this spring (Charlotte NC), and won’t do anything else to it this summer (I don’t think).
But I am starting to think through the design. The primary truck is thick and powerful, but I find the curves somewhat delicate, giving the line of the main trunk a nice juxtapositions. The question is do I take off the sharp, right angle branch coming off what I believe to be the back at a right angle off, or do I try to utilize. Two ideas are as follows, along with some other picks.