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The original piece of deadwood that the tree is attached to was found whilst clearing a garden a few years ago.
2002. After soaking the wood in preservative for 2 months to protect it from rotting, a young Juniper was attached to in a channel cut into the back of the deadwood; the trunk was held firmly in position using small brass screws.
June 2004. The tree has been allowed to recover for a couple of years. Some occasional pinching and pruning helped increase the density of the foliage.
The deadwood has also had some minor carving to reduce the size of the 'jins'.
August 2004. After styling. The tree has been heavily pruned back and every remaining branch wired into position.