4 summer 2007; I had contemplated to cut what is shown in the picture. With all the foliage one cannot see the trunk well. But I decided thtat it was not such a good idea. A big scar would be right in front of an otherwise clean trunk. And one should not judge a deciduous tree with foliage. Decision postponed.
5 Summer 2007
6 Fall 2007; coming
7 Winter 2007/8; this is the better front. Now it is clear thatthe branch in front has to stay. This is a tree which is better in the winter silhouette. The branches will have to become much longer to create a crown which makes it look like a big old tree. Now it still looks a bit too much like a bonsai.
8 Winter 2007/8; with a larger pot the proportions will be fine.
9 Winter 2007/8; with a larger pot the proportions will be fine.
10 Winter 2007/8; also the back side has no hole. This makes it quite valuable.