I spied this ERC on the roadside over a year ago. I cut about 3 feet off of it's 7' height and trimmed a few longer branches Everything went well until I drove by one day and the mowing machines had done their damage. Evidently, the driver was mowing that part of the ditch bank with the mower held vertically. He really did a number on it. Well, I have some deadwood where I didn't plan on having any! No styling yet, just trimmed the dead shoots, weak shoots and overly long branches. Sun, water and fertilizer for the next year. It looks like picking a design will be challenging.