I have acquired this tree from my good friend, Valerie.
It was an overgrown bush ready for some action. So when I brought it home, I got started on it. First thing i did was I cleaned up the dead foliage, and branches. There were plenty of that to go around and after that was mostly done, I stepped back and examined the overall shape now that I could see it much easier.
I began to wire the trunk and some branches.
Later in the summer, I came back to it to work on making it more defined and compact. Here is where it stands as of 8-15-2013.
Here is the update of spring 2014. I just redesigned the tree due to the realization the old design was going to cause problems down the road. I just didnt feel it initially even though it was ok for the most part. This new design introduces alot of movement in my opinion. I really like the way it is designed now. Another observation about this tree i would like to exend the benefit for others to see is notice how the redesign also further emphasised the trunk size therefore making it more girthy in appearance and thus furthering the illusion of age.
THIS TREE HAS SOLD!