I’ve had this Texas ebony for about 24 years. It has not really grown much in that time, but about ten years ago, it suffered dieback of two lower primary branches, which left its first branch too high. The tree has stubbornly refused to put out new lower branching, so I am looking for other options. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
One approach is to make the tree slightly larger. If you go that route, the first branch is in the perfect location!
The trunk and branches you have look great - continuing to develop the tree from here will yield a nice bonsai.
Love the third picture down for a front and feel the bit larger version is a great choice of direction.