Pretty much all of the lower foliage and branches are exposed to the sun so I shouldn't need to wire it out. I am doubtful on good backbudding, I think grafting is the way to go.Looks to be an old piece of material, (obviously), so any back budding from aggressive feeding, water, sun exposure would probably be minimal if any. But I MIGHT CONSIDER THIS APPROACH FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS BEFORE I consider grafting. Damn lazy typing!!!
Maybe wire it out to achieve maximum photosynthesis potential?
Approach graft? Scion?
I will be doing approach grafting. There are a lot of small whips of foliage I can wire down closer to the base. I've had a season and a half of messing around with approach grafts on hinoki and oak so my experiments there should help me out a lot grafting here.