Early Spring cutback

On the 8th Feb 2017 I decided to cut this back hard to build a better branch structure, I also cut the first right branch back to some buds that had developed as the branch had a lot of wood rot so will used these buds to re grow the branch:


Then on the 19th March 2017 I decided to dig into the mat of roots to see what was in there. I did half this year, then half next year: