Over the years,
I've been pruning and Trimming this species apple in an effort
to train it to a bonsai form.
This winter view shows where cuts have been made to bush
out the limbs and branches. The net effect, however, is
more of a weeping, or cascading, effect due pimarily from
the tree's growth character, which, it slowly dawned on me, is
very much different from that of a pine.
Up close, that lower branch sort of suggests an ikebana arrangement.