I got this tree a year ago with the intention of putting it in the ground somewhere, but ended up being one of those things that never got done. After a few months, I felt sorry for it and gave it a bigger pot, but it was never stable, always wobbly. It gets blown over a lot, so all soil not firmly held by roots is gone.
At this point, it's not something I want in the yard, but this spring, the circle of new branches at the bottom is intriguing. Hope you can see, they're in a perfect ring.
Before I just lop off the top, which is probably "wrong," I wanted to solicit advice/opinions about this plant... What say you? What would you do with this thing? TIA for your input.
It lived in the pot outside all winter, so that would be the plan for it in the future...
The whole thing:
At the base:
The base from the other side: