Shaping an older Operculicarya decaryi
I finally brought home an ignored and abused Operculicarya decaryi from my work- where it had been repeatedly forgotten about, and at least once a week gotten knocked over out of it's pot onto the floor. It has no leaves due to all of the above- most of the time they get knocked off. It has been in our store at least 2 years and im not sure how old the tree itself is. I do not know if i want to really bonsai the tree, yet- but i do want to do some initial shaping to help the overall look of the plant. Ive never done any pruning or shaping before so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Also, can anyone give me some basic information on their care? Should i feed it with anything? It is currently potted in a mix of crushed lava rock and pine bark fines i believe.
Here is a link that might be useful: photos of the tree