This sort of bonsai pinus is a universal fave among bonsai lovers. The explanation for this is that pines grow with a characteristic pattern that isn't like plenty of other trees and pins also have needle formed foliage, which you may not be used to. The plants unique traits include a thin twisted trunk and dense fuzzy foliage. After you cut a massive piece of the tree off apply petrol jelly to it to accelerate the recovery. For the best expansion and shape results you'll need to remove almost all of the buds that form in the spring. When pruning a pine you need to leave behind the branches that are believed to be feeble and take away the robust buds. Note the buds that are found on the lower weaker branches should be less restrained compared to those on the higher ones. The buds that remain will grow in a long candle type formation during mid-spring the lengths of which vary widely. After the candle has been poured, it should be permitted to set overnite to heal the wick.