Amazing -------- when you reach this level of refinement,
how do you keep it from changing ? Falling apart ?
See man - this is the problem with almost everything you post. You are under so many FALSE ideas that you are unable to break away from.
1. This tree is at a level of refinement that you know nothing about. No tree you guys have ever produced looks anything like this - all of the stuff you show looks exactly the same - a small rounded young shrub clipped back in a bonsai pot from seed.
2. It is 100% possible to maintain this tree in this look for long term - years and years. This is where advanced techniques come into play. Large growth is replaced with smaller. This is possible because of defoliations and partial defoliations to set new buds deep in the interior. Selective feeding and diff feeds. And dozens of other time sensitive and tried and true techniques.
3. To even HINT that the work that went into this tree and the incredible work the goes into just maintaining the glory of this tree is or was a 'waste of time' is so disrespectful it is UNREAL.
4. I realize you have never thought a different way, but you have to understand that just because you do not know how to create or maintain this tree doesn't mean it can't and isn't done.
And this may not be a 'style' of tree that everyone likes but the work to produce and maintain it deserves respect regardless. Come on man!