Every year I try to post an update on this pine, around candle-cutting time (remember, do this 100 days before your first frost date). This is partly out of habit, and partly to shamelessly promote my book which is basically 100 captioned photos of this tree in the same spot becoming a bonsai over 7 years. A very minimalist concept for a book, but a great way to learn the cause-effect relationship of the techniques we use on JBP bonsai. You can (and really should) buy it here.
This is year 10 for this pine; from a 7-gal nursery can. Branching is coming along pretty nicely: