I slept early last night so I woke up early. I went outside and saw that the everything was very quite, no sound of pots and pans, no shouts from angry parents and no pupils going to their schools.
Everything was very still and the weather very calm so when I opened the Tv and found out that the local government suspended classes I was both glad and worried; maybe,this was the calm before the storm. I took the time to do a little pruning and defoliating some of my neglected materials, the weeds show it.
I'm working with a Kamuning Binangonan, a tree common in Rizal Province and one of the common bonsai material available here.
I have had this material for quite a time now. I started training this from stump and it has now well developed main and secondary branches but there was one part of this tree that had given me eyesore (pointed by the arrow)
The branch was out of proportion with the whole tree and made this part of the tree looked like one of Popeye's biceps.
Covering the branch with a piece of paper to see if cutting it off would make it look better.
Finally, after a few minutes of looking again and again, I decided to cut it off. this is difficult decision because it took years for this branch to grow this size.
Comparing the two. The profile is now sexier than before.
The operation was over. I covered the wound with a plastic sheet to prevent dehydration.