***Trunk taper is very important. It is an important factor in creating the impression of age and the impression of grandeur. OLD stock can help with this somewhat. ctc GO BACK and revisit this bonsai pinner!
You might decide to make a design like this from the very start.but it could be a choice when you have damage to branches on one side of your tree.or maybe your windswept style would work better as a raft style.