I got this very cheap because this is a newly dug main trunk. Judging from the growth this is already an established material.
It was heavy and I had difficulty commuting from Quezon City to Taytay but it was worth the effort.
One thing I learned from bonsai artists is visualization.
Before I use to wire and train trees according to my whim. I often change the direction of the branches because I have no definite idea what form I want the tree to have and this results to stress, sometimes killing a tree.
Now I do sketching before I train and wire a tree. I'm learning.
This is how I want the tree to develop. I reckon this will take about five to eight years.