Some late winter pruning

This shohin 6-trunk Japanese Maple clump came to me in leaf last year, and while leafless, it’s a good time to reduce heavy branches to thin, multiples shoots to pairs, and long shoots to a single node.  This is a well-developed clump with lots of movement and nicely dwarfed leaves.  

Before:


Reduce long, unforked shoots back to the shortest internode or fork:


Carnage:


Results:


Officially in the shohin range…


This spring, it gets a new pot, an Ikkou which was a tribute to Tofukuji; mostly by proportions and shape of feet.  

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