I started this little guy from a cutting. It was new growth when I started it so maybe 1/16” and now. Year later after much torture I feel it’s a good enough thickness to make a convincing mame. It’s still has ways to go but it’s a good start I think. First cut was me exploring taper but I learned at that size it makes no difference. Lol then it’s todays before and after. I’ll cut the main trunk lower once it grows lower. I was thinking of maybe even cutting it off but since I’m not sure it will stay for now.