Willow-leaf ficus (Ficus salicifolia) defoliated

Here is the development of this ficus since my last post on September 7, 2020 about removing one of the trunks. I think I’ve finished the last of the major wiring and the tree is now cycling through periods of clip and grow as the wound from the removed trunk heals. The earliest development of this tree from a seedling was described at https://beginbonsai.net/2020/05/18/willow-leaf-ficus-ficus-salicifolia/.

June 19, 2021:
The tree yesterday on the bonsai benches
September 7, 2020:
The tree last fall after removing one of the trunks.
September 5, 2020:
The tree two days previously with its original twin-trunks on a bad-hair day.
September 5, 2020:
One trunk removed.
September 5, 2020:
The tree at another angle.
September 6, 2020:
A third angle.
September 7, 2020:
The tree with the trunk wound to the back.
September 7, 2020:
Approximately the same angle after defoliation.
September 7, 2020:
Another angle.
September 7, 2020:
The approximate new front after branch-pruning, before wiring.
April 24, 2021:
The tree from the back with new spring growth. This picture shows the wound where the second trunk was removed beginning to heal over.
June 16, 2021:
The tree four days ago in need of leaf-pruning.
June 19, 2021:
The tree after leaf and light branch-pruning.

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