Hi guys, I have a shimpaku which I’ve styled. I left the lower most branch as a sacrifice. But little did I know then, that I should have put in some movement. Or selected a higher positioned branch as a sacrifice.
This is the tree in question.
How would you approach the removal of that lower most branch at the base of the trunk?
I was thinking of cutting the branch flush into the trunk and where it lies, make a shari and runs up. But am not sure if I will leave a circular mark where the Shari runs,
Jin the branch? Looks too straight.
Or cut it flush and allow the trunk to thicken and close the wound? If I do this, I’ll need to keep the apical branch for a longer period of time.
What would you do?