I was wondering if anyone had some advice for me as to what to do with these 2 privets. Ive had some experience with bonsai and am somewhat familiar with the techniques. What im wondering is whether i should cut the branches all the way to the trunk and start fresh or keep these branches? How do i develop them to form more detailed and elegant ramification, if i keep them? I just got them from the nursery 2 days ago, and removed maybe a quarter of the foliage that was sticking out on top and some of the larger leaves. Should i wait to re-pot, so as to not stress them further? How do I work on reducing the leave?. Just pluck the big ones? And finally, should i make any big cuts? For example should i cut the large right most branch on the curvy trunked one? If anyone could help I'd appreciate it. This is the best material i could find and don't wanna ruin it.