I just purchased a this shimpaku from a local club auction and although I do intend to go back and seek advice from locals in my area it will be about 2 months till I can make a meeting. I would like to find some general suggestions on how to promote more dense foliage. As you may be able to see the left "trunk" (which may one day become a jin) and the upper canopy have full foliage, whereas the majority of the remaining branches have very spindly and unhealthy foliage. Is there a way to promote these weaker areas of the tree to back bud and become more full as well?
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