@bonsaitonight - if the end of a branch has been cut already, is there any hope that letting one of its offshoots run will still significantly thicken that branch?
I was told to not cut the tip of a branch if you want it to run/thicken, but I just got a trident maple pre-bonsai (from Lone Pine, thanks for the tip!) and nearly all of them have been cut (probably roughly pruned to shape).
It has some good potential primary branches, but not as many as I’d like are particularly thick, and I also want a bigger canopy. Would you suggest I let this go (mostly) untrimmed for a full year or two, or should I just take what I’ve got and dive into the clip & grow method?