Thanks,Jay...you're in Florida and don't do tropicals?....wow
Hey Dale...new job and all have kept me busy.Just now finding a little time for bonsai.
The fence,stands and trees are actually at my workplace.The new owners haven't told me to take them home so I haven't.My yard is a complete disaster...too many trees and haven't had time since "Dolly" to clean it up much.
Almost 1 month since defoliating and pruning....I have continued to remove any over large leaves and re cutting any branch that I did not get more than one back bud to break. You can see an "indentation" on the top right of the canopy.This resulted from loosing a couple of large branches last summer during hurricane "Dolly".This space had filled in pretty well,but the branched lacked character of any kind.
I just found this thread! Hi Andy, this is the tree that inspired me to do some scheflera bonsai years ago! Thanks for the inspiration!
The loss of a few branches on top of this tree might be a blessing in disguise. I would trim some more of the top (on one side) and aim for a more irregular apex crown/canopy. This would make the tree look even taller I think. Here's a picture of what I mean.