Another bougie in the pots

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When it is recovered, those long straight branches need some attention.
Trunk does look nice from here.
Any other pics at a proper viewing angle?
 

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It's going to park for just a few weeks, and then resume/continue the wrong kind of growth. I'd reduce those long stems to 2 or 4 leafs now, depending upon internode length: 4 leafs if internodes are close; 2 leafs if not. And remove the flowers, too, same principles. Branches that are too straight need to be trimmed back to insignificance to the eye. If it appears too straight upon first glance, it is too long. Then keep the growth in pads which are similar in shape, larger pads on the lower branches and smaller pads as ascending. Pad bottoms should be horizontal and in-line with the major branch from which they extend. The tops should have a similar slight crown and thickness or depth in-proportion to footprint size. The pads are built by trimming to flat, horizontal fans from which growth grows straight up (towards the light). We make air space between the branches for the birdies to fly through. No foliage may extend upwards to touch the bottom of the cloud above, or extend downwards to touch the top of the cloud below. When finished, the edges of the clouds need the outer leafs tips to droop a little below the bottom of the cloud to break up the too uniform flat bottom to prevent looking like a topiary. Boogies are hard to wire because they break easily at the joints, so wiring needs to be done with stems that are neither too green or too woody. Mostly, clip & grow. This is of course, only one of a million speculative designs that suit Boogies.
 

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Make a crude drawing of the tree as you want it to become. Nothing fancy, a stick drawing just for your own purposes so you can respond to new growth and more quickly trim off what is misplaced, wire what should point in a better direction, or remove so the tree doesn't waste time growing something that does not contribute to your end design. Change or make a new drawing as often as it needs refinement.
 

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