This is a recent photograph of my shohin cork barked elm, which I acquired in September 2011.
The second picture shows how it looked when I got it home. This species grows quickly and requires regular pruning and thinning. I wire the new growth in the winter and take it out of its pot each spring to trim the roots.
The third image shows the tree settling into its new Erin pot in the summer of 2012.
The last image, taken in October 2012 shows how the profile is developing,