Advise on a reverse taper and possible styling

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I have a cherry tree that I dug out of the ground, while it has some good features I like, it also has several inverse tapers. I was wondering if anyone could see a viable front by way of dealing with at least the first inverse taper?


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yes I had thanks all the same, the reverse taper in the trunk is the main problem though. The branch and upper trunk must go, they both have a flare. As you said it's the base really. It's hard from the pic to see whats further along that branch, it has more length but then it bulges where it branches. The cuts need to be toward a back, I was thinking of maybe some carving or would a thread graft under the bulge on the trunk fill in the depression over time? The 3rd & 4th pics show the reason for the inv. taper, what about cutting into the calous forming with concave cutters, do one side first then the other. It's less evident in the last two pics, maybe a straight trunk chop.
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The calous on this is pretty thick can it be reduced in a manner so that the new calous would look better. The tree is very vigrous even after the root pruning, will the wound ever heal completely? CHERRY  05-19_005.jpg
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I wanted to keep part of the branch for what taper there is between branch and trunk but the trunk cut would have to be to the back leaving the large wound half way up the trunk toward the front. This last one, a square cut may be the only thing that can be done, not a good fron though.
 

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I like this as a front, shortening what is the back branch in this view, and developing a new, finer back branch.
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I would definitely avoid making more cuts on the trunk, and this option will destroy all of the natural character and age this tree has. I think there is a very good Bonsai in this tree, but it will require patience and a careful touch.
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I like this as a front, shortening what is the back branch in this view, and developing a new, finer back branch.
Thanks, it's good to hear from you. This is the only angle without a reverse taper, the upper trunk has a taper problem caused by multiple shoots, I'll look closer to see if there are some stumps that could be reduced.
 

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I would definitely avoid making more cuts on the trunk, and this option will destroy all of the natural character and age this tree has. I think there is a very good Bonsai in this tree, but it will require patience and a careful touch.
I was surprised how thick the calous formed but I think a lot of it is the speed with which grew in the ground. From above I can see two ridges of growth bulging vertically (detouring) around the wound. This is a twenty year old stick in a pot, I will go slow, and thanks for your optimism!
 

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Thanks to Potawatomi13 and Milly for responding.
 

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