Trees are usually strongest when their freshly dug, and this is the best time to make drastic root reductions…while they have the best head of steam.
Here is a look at some root work.
And a little update on this one; my first attempt at a root over rock, and my first trident in a real actual bonsai pot…if you can believe it!
Now that it’s up at eye-level, I can start to think about branches, movement, and address the lack of strength I noticed in the lower root area. Most likely, I’ll put a basket around it and encourage them to thicken up more “underground”.