I have a new project for next year in addition to the Zuisho white pine, this is a very large trident, the biggest tree that I've handled.
I am very excited about this tree, it has potential to be a really stunning natural tree. The trunk and base are already quite perfect, I'll have a lot of transition work to do up top. Just for scale the tub that it's in is 25" across. I'll be repotting into a large pot that should work for it this spring.
The trunks are a bit further apart than the pictures show, but I'll be adding more space where I can manage it.
The second and last picture will be the front for this tree.
So, the chunk you removed... Would that be the middle piece? Like, if say we looked at the pics you posted in the first post.. The third pic- the piece in the middle is what you took off? Just trying to get an idea... If so.. Looking at this tree with that angle as the front, I think you made a great move!
What porker... This is an absolutely MASSIVE tree... Something you need to get Walter Pal to look at... I could see it all haunting and fairy tale looking after a few years...