Today I pruned my buxus that originally came from a hedge. The trunk use to be under the ground but with digging it out it showed it actually had a nice trunk. There were some areas that had rotten a bit but nothing a little carving couldn’t solve.
It had grown a bit out of shape, but it made enough new branches that will develop into primary branches in a couple of years. By then it is time to cut back more unwanted branches and build up the structure of the tree.