I have acquired a very nice little Shohin Larch from a friend who is giving up bonsai for personal reasons. This tree was originally planted with this rock to create a nice little landscape. However the tree has developed well over the years and I feel the tree is too good to just be used as part of a landscape and I am therefore potting it up alone in the Spring. The bark on the tree has matured nicely and will be better appreciated when the rock is removed. The rock is also lacks the character that the tree has and I feel that together they are a mismatch. Again, more on this tree in the Spring.