First pic was taken March 2018
Second is the other side, tonight. I took the other big branch off last year.
I have a ficus that I’ve slow trained (just bud pinching, no wiring) for 8 years, when I found it at a garden center it’s trunk was amazing and it was pot bound. I guessed it was at least 5 years old, probably more like 10.
This has been an EXTREMELY hardy plant and I’ve messed up drastically in the beginning. I’ve managed to shrink the leaves from 2 1/2-3” to 1/2-3/4” each.
It now looks like a very nice and full baobab, Which is not going to be it’s ultimate form. I want to cut a major triangle shaped section from the top of the trunk about 3/4 of the way down, and then clamp the trunk back together to make a nice taper.
How safe is it, in the winter, to extract a triangle half an inch wide by 3 inches from the trunk of a ten year old healthy ficus, and then clamp it shut.