This picture is 'virtually' as acquired but with the start of a new lower right branch
Winter image as of Jan 07
Tree pre Kevin Willson at Burrs 07 & following discussions with Ian Warhurst & an initial chop back.
Kev's sketch for development
Kevin in action.....
...and dealing with the inverse taper evident at the apex of the tree.
Tree post carving but pre wiring
Detail of uro
Detail of apex
The wired & finished tree (for the moment!)
I'd say Kevin has produced a huge leap forward in the development of the tree, what do you think?
NB. Plans for the future include growing a branch to fill the gap at the 11 o'clock position plus extending the dead wood down into the front nebari.