This is an intriguing tree. I could look at it all day. It was styled last year with the other side as the front. Then the lower branch died, which is a hard thing to prevent in a juniper if it’s got that idea going. About that time I was strongly considering this new front, which worked OK without the lower branch. It seemed quieter on this side and had a bit more subtlety, more harmony in the twists of the trunk and the branch possibilities. It is not often you find a Rocky Mountain juniper with this amount of live vein activity and twisting.
My Seasonal students took several looks at this over the last couple years. We discussed the front possibilities, which were several. Including cascading options. It had a full range of offerings and led to some lively discussions.