This is another recent acquisition, a tosho or juniper rigida shohin. Since I purchased this tree, several people have advised me that they are difficult to keep and often die for no apparent reason. I have some experience in keeping other needle junipers and hope that I can apply that to this one. The first 2 pictures show the front and back of the tree when I received it
There was quite a bit of rot in the deadwood, which I have treated with a wood hardener and preservative followed by a coating of lime sulphur, The next 2 pictures show the tree as it looks at the moment resplendent in its new growth. The next step will be to cut back the new growth later in the year and seek out a good pot for it, with the re-pot taking place, probably next year.