The true fact is that looking at the weather fcast for this week I have made a quick conclusion:
"The spring is just behind the corner - lets start with the first items from my project list for this season. Banzai."
Trying to reduce the size of a root ball with the main focus on reduction of the taproot and other main nowadays useless structural roots to get more space for hard working fine roots...
Projects for this year
1. Still need to work on a better transition between the "old and new" section. I think I will let the current leader to have another full season of an unrestricted growth. Once I am happy with the transition I will replace the current leader with the small side branch ( labeled NEW LEADER )
2. Need to produce some additional branches on the left and back side of the tree. The first thread grafted branch - first one on the front side - looks OK
3. Add some surface roots (see Red circles ) and probably some more ones. Unless the Nature will do the work for me.... Doubt it.
Now I need to get some seedlings. Hope to manage it later this week.