These two trees were looking very bare early spring when I repotted them. I’m happy that they’ve now fully leaved out, and looks more lively than ever before. I pinched out some top growth from the maple, in order to send more energy towards the bottom portion of the tree.
The berry on the other hand already has a very thick trunk, and just needed some more proportionate branches, so I just let its branches grow wild. Hopefully the branches will thicken up.