I pruned back the Fagus from yesterday. From now on I leave the tree untouched until next year same time and than I will make the first selection of the new branches. Spring 2014 I am going to lift him out of the pot to open the air layered root system and change the soil mix into pure akadama. That way he will stay in the pot for 3 to 4 years. Than another repotting to select the roots all around off the same thickness and after another 3 years we can talk about a natural root base. To have a good result after an air layering we always need between 7 and 10 years. In the same time we will also work on the shape of the tree, pruning in the right directions and wiring if necessary. Also to finish with a good result we need for the shape of the tree the same time as the time to finish the root base. So the complete finished tree will be between 7 and 10 years. For projects it is always the same; if you do not start with it you can not finish. After the selection of branches in autumn/winter 2013, the real work on this projects begins in april 2014 on a regular base.