I picked up a Pinus mugo with an interestingly shaped trunk for use as the start of a bonsai but I'd like to reduce the size of the needles and increase the number of branches before I start to do what I wanna do with it. Have any of you made pine needles smaller, is that possible? Should I be root training at the same time as reducing the needles?
I scanned google for bonsai forums tonight, many seem to have incomprensible layouts (is it that hard to make a legible page?) or seem to be having arguments. Since I know some of you are into the potted trees I thought I'd check with my trusted source!