Today I took the time to re-work the stump of my large larch bonsai. Regular readers will be aware that this tree was chopped back from a much larger one in March 2015. At that time I did some basic carving on the large cut with a view to returning to it at a later date.
The original chop was at the back of the tree and not visible from the front. For that reason it can not be considered as an important element in the new look of the tree but it is important that it should look as natural as possible. This is how it looked after the initial work in 2015
This is how it looked prior to todays’ work and after 2 seasons of weathering.
This is how it looks at the moment after a little more refinement today.
This picture shows that the chop is virtually invisible from the front
A reminder of how it looked before the big chop of 2015
The reasons why this tree was chopped back and started again can be found by clicking the link to this earlier post