Haven't had much time to work on bonsai, however this Privet deserved a visit from the scissors. Going to clean up alot of the free growth, and partially defoliate to reduce leaf size to spur further back-branching and ramification of the crown/apex.
Before work begins, looking a bit wild.
Trimming and defoliation complete.
View of the hollow I'm working on over time to carve into the main trunk.