Some recent visitors to classes…… Posted on November 9, 2023 by John Hanby Before – an octopus like leggy juniper After – now much more compact and organised. Before – This larch is just losing its needles and retains the seasons new growth. After – Just a little bit of pruning to restore order and refine the image. Before – Chamaecyparis Boulevard nursery stock. After – Pruned to form the basic structure of a tree with scope now for some wiring. Before – Juniper Ittogawa wired and ready for tweaking. After – a more compact mature image. Before – This small shohin juniper is becoming too large After – Removing the lower branch brings the tree back into scale and in tune with the pot.