We had another workshop yesterday, I had picked up a pot with some Lonicera nitida. I could see that there might be more than one plant in the pot so I took several pots and soil to separate them. There were three plants in the pot so I put the two I was not interested in into plastic pots to be looked at later but the third one I had to remove a long thick stump. No roots on it so not a problem. I had a shallow pot to put it in. The deadwood is natural, I did clean it a bit as some was rotten. It is just over 20cm but once I have carved will be smaller. Here are before and after pictures.