Juniperus procumbens styling session
Here is a short photo essay of a styling session in the Midwest with a client tree:
We talked of putting a soda can beside this to get some idea of scale, but as you can see we forgot about it. The pot was about a 30 gallon pot, however, and the two of us lifted it together for safety when moving it.
Looking up inside the tree before work began. It took an hour to clean out all the dead branches and foliage. From the outside you won't see any of this, it all looks all healthy and green.
A couple areas outlined in red where the tree needs to grow to balance the design. The tip of the lowest left branch has been left to grow and strengthen the area; soon it will be cut back a bit, and then the redirected sap flow will fill out the branch with foliage.