Jade Bonsai leaf drop/trim
I have a three year old Portulacaria afra bonsai and I recently moved. The plant survived the move okay, but I don't know if it was the trauma of the move, my *guilt watering* (over-watering it) or the change in scenery that caused it to leaf drop, but in the last few weeks it's lost almost all of its leaves.
The tree is set 2 ft from a 25th floor full wall south facing window. It gets a lot of light and lives at a constant 72 degrees.
A week ago I decided I'd let it dry out a bit and just fill the humidity tray next to it and mist every other day.
This week it has many tiny baby leaves that are coming back at the green ends of the tree limbs, but the inner branches are pretty bare now.
My questions are:
If I trim the branches, will the tree go back to growing a denser, more leaf-filled canopy?
Will a trim be too traumatic this soon after a major leaf drop?
The tree is still dropping a few new tiny baby leaves, any idea why?
In short, should I trim?