Trident Pruning 2
This one has been growing out since 2009(?).
The first trunk chop was done in 2013, and is about 75% healed:
I will breathe a sigh of relief when that bottom chop is closed; exposed chops tend to rot, which makes them nearly impossible to close, so it’s a race against time. I reapply sealant several times a year to keep water out.
A bit of a haircut, removing the excessively thick branches, and keeping the sacrifice branch intact.
The upper section of trunk doesn’t translate well on 2D photos. It moves forward, creating the illusion of a bulge. Maybe it will be easier to photograph when it’s up on a bench. For now, it’s on the ground, in an Anderson flat, and the roots have long-since escaped out the bottom and into the ground. I’ll have to “collect” it when it’s time to repot!