See the thread at bonsaitalk:
Dave brought this juniper on Saturday for the workshop. First I was amazed at the quality of the trunk which was not apparent from Dave's picutres. And then we discussed the thread at bonsaitalk and I made it clear that I do not take back a single word I mentioned there. This is extremly diffcult material in this state. So Dave started to work on it and you can see the result. Now it is good material. Dave was very lucky and I think he can work on the crown next spring. Maybe he will bring it back to the workshop at New England Bonsai in March 2008.