This berberis was ready for it’s first wiring. I wanted to give it a first wiring last year but it budded out before I got near it.
I wanted to make a few further decisions about trunk selection and get the basic branch structure going in the right direction. A very brittle tree to work with and covered in tiny thin thorns, painful. This was the result. Early days with this being it’s first sighting of wire but great potential going forward.
Seen here in 2014