Thank you for the advice. Is there a specific reason why you would recommend cutting here? I was thinking something similar because of the distance to the leaves.
It depends on your perception of quality and how much you value your time?Is it worth pulling up this boxwood to convert into a bonsai? Leaves are a little high up but the trunk seems relatively thick and has a good amount of branching to work with. New to this and not sure what qualities I should be looking for to make it worth using. Boxwood is pictured below
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Really helpful in terms of things to consider when making a decision. I appreciate it. To answer some of your questions,It depends on your perception of quality and how much you value your time?
I would be more interested if there was some movement in the lower portion.
I would be more interested if the nebari were visible and decent.
I would be more interested if I knew the lower fat portion was short, say 3 inches or less.
I would be more interested if I was sure there was no inverse taper at the base. Looks like there might be.
One more. Having something to gauge the dimensions would aid the decision significantly.
That being said it can definitely be used to create a larger design of interest. It does have some taper and movement in the upper portion. The boxwood is known to back bud easily so one can almost start. to develop at any chosen point.
Leaf size for this particular tree may be of concern, hard to tell from the photo.