A shohin Shimpaku cleanup
This was air-layered about 4 years ago, and has been wired out for the last 2. It’s growing strong, and it’s time to get the wires off, prune to back a little, and clean up the dead wood.
Pruned back, about 1/3 of the foliage removed. Sucker growth, strong tips, and weak growth was all removed:
Finally, trunks scrubbed up and deadwood treated with lime-sulfur:
Should be all set for the rest of the growing season. Pot? Shinobu.