Japanese garden juniper (Juniperus procumbens nana)
This tree was obtained as a gift from a friend as a rooted sucker separated from the parent plant.
I have selected this stock as I think it could be fun to make a sinuous raft planting with it. I do not envision a tall planting but rather one that gives the impression of a fairly compact grove with all trees growing from the original fallen trunk.
One Quarter Progression
I have pruned and wired the main trunk and selected, pruned and wired the five trunks that will make out the raft.
I have done cuts along the main trunk and in some of the new trunks and I have brushed the cuts with growing hormone liquid to encourage new root growth.
I then wired the new raft in place in a plastic training pot and arranged the old root ball with as little disturbance as possible into the training pot and filled the planting with fresh bonsai soil mix.
As the planting was firmly wired in place I then positioned the branches of the new trees into place.