Hopefully I didn't do to much to it and hurt any roots or prep it to dry out. Thanks for saying it looks like a decent tree. Ill leave it be now, I took the advice to chop thinking itd be ok. hopefully it will, ill update eventually either way.
A little update- I ended up going with the cut now group. Hopefully I got a good spot, and I stuck the other part in soil just in case by some fluke a 1-2 inch wide “cutting” takes.
Here’s the pics before and after the cut.
Hopefully the little one right at the top grows strong
And bring something to cut the big roots. Ima bring something like this next time. I ended up using a little saw and wire cutters haha. There were four think ones that ran far away and got cut off.
Those cuts by far took the longest.
About the “soil” I couldn’t tell what’s in it accurately. It has lava, pumice, bark, Napa oil dry stuff I found from the forums, sieved. Only prob is I just do it by look, didn’t spend the time to find the right stuff
I’m kinda surprised there is such strong support on both cutting and not cutting. I woulda guessed it wasn’t safe.
So I’ll add this point- I’ve been growing bonsai for about 5 years. I have Repotted many trees, with not one living. at the highest I believe I had 30 trees, mostly in nursery...