This is my first time posting here. I picked up this trident maple stump in hopes that I might be able to turn it into a shohin sumo. It has some slight reverse taper issues from most angles except one. It's got some nasty cuts on top but I'm hoping as the years pass they'll begin to look better as it appears they had been sealed well. Just curious as to whether someone else has any ideas as to the direction of the tree that my newbie eyes are overlooking? I'm going to keep it in this gallon pot until next spring. I was thinking of attempting to make cuttings from the long shoots as I think I'll still have time as our summers are quite long in Central Texas. Any input, information, etc... would be appreciated! First photo is my intended front, the second is the front including the long shoots and the third is the back. The sides of the tree are where the reverse taper is most evident and if so desired, I can upload those as well. Thank you!