Here’s a maple that was collected from a landscape job in January 2016. The owner pruned it very badly. They want to get rid of it and I salvaged it. I put it in bonsai soil 2017 and fertilized it heavily. Last fall I cut major branches and did some carving to start the bonsai shape. I recently repotted the tree to a shallower bonsai pot. This year, I will feed this tree heavily to encourage more growth, especially towards the trunk’
s outward curves. It’s got a obviously a ways to go but I’m happy to see this tree in a bonsai pot (although just a training pot), a gentle trunk curve, and a taper. Check back on update of this tree in the future.