I’ve just checked the tree as I’m thinking about whether the layer is removed later this month or of it stays for another year. Here’s what I found…
All of the sacrificial branches have done their job. The primary branching is well on the way to achieving the thickness I’d like for the tree.
Scars have been rolling over nicely too. Still a heap more work to do but it’s getting there.
Now, what about the roots?
The base is flaring and looking better.
And the roots are thickening and plentiful! Looks like I’m separating and potting up later this month!