Chinese quince angle change

Bought this Chinese Quince in 2006 as a stick, just to obtain the species.

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It went in the ground for a few years, and I chopped it back a few times, but not hard enough. Here it is 10 years later:

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Not a bad base, but definitely some issues with taper at the first branch, and the second trunk section is far too long. I didn’t do a great job managing this one in the ground. Cut lower is what I’d go back and tell myself. Now I have a dilemma between chopping and basically starting over, back in the round, and dealing with slow-to-heal scars…or find a planting angle that improves the flow of the trunk. See any other options?
Left:

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Back:

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Right:

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Back left…hmmmm:

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Tipped up…getting better:

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Let’s give that a year or two and see what develops. Mostly, slip-potted this time, cutting off the back corner and back underside to accommodate the new angle:

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An apparent crossing root is worse in the photo than live, but definitely catches the eye as something to address…but let’s see first how this new angle works.

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Tough call between pots. I think the old yellow pot (50-70 years old, likely Japanese, but the bottom is glazed and the chop is illegible) is perfect, but the Shuho offers the depth needed for this time.

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The apex moves toward the back just a little. It will be redirected, or replaced. Stay tuned.

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