Wendy later described the atrophied state the tree was suffering from. It was all bent over and scrunched up because it hadn't had sufficient space to spread out and grow upwards and realize its full potential as a tree.
I remembered a small boxfull of LONG boot laces. I can't recall why we had so many. The best part is that they also match the living room and the pot. Well Jerry made it a project of tying some of the branches up off of themselves onto the curtain rod of the sliding glass door. Now it has room to stretch and has lots of sunlight.