Thanks Barry & Gary. I think as usual, its the way i ask my questions is the problem. I am not doing any work to mine now. I read all these articles about how to prune JBP, and they are very informative, but the ones ive seen are usually being done on already potted trees. I want to make sure that all these techniques are used after the trees have been potted, or reached the size wanted, and the majority of the growth is done, or does it actually help the growth of the tree? Ive been taught the larger the tree grows, the larger the trunk becomes, and to leave all growth in certain areas on until the trunk, and nebari becomes the size you want. Ive left sacrificial branches on mine, and have been developing the bottom of the tree, while a top branch grows out. Ill post a couple pics of mine. Thanks for the info.