My new "J"

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My new "J"

Post  efishn on Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Hi all,

Few days ago I have purchased a new Juniper after I lost two others from different reasons - "beginners bad luck" Sad
Now I have this one and I would like to consult you guys :










My big problem is what to do first (what is better or healthier to the tree)? should I prune the roots, plant it in a new pot and then wait till the spring (or next year) and shape it?
Or perhaps its much preferred to shape it now in this container, let it rest for a while and in the spring (or next year) prune the roots and repotted ?
So what do you think people ?

Thank you all very much for any help ThumbsUp

Efi


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Re: My new "J"

Post  JimLewis on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:43 pm

To start just thik it out carefully, starting with sprouts in the crotches of the large branches. Cut JUST enough so you can see its branching.

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Re: My new "J"

Post  efishn on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:13 pm

JimLewis wrote:To start just thik it out carefully.....

Hi Jim,

Thank you for your direction. but what after that ? Smile

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Re: My new "J"

Post  JimLewis on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:21 pm

That depends on what you see after you've thinned it out and shortened many of those long, wispy twigs/shoots. The base and lower trunk look to be interesting. Just do not try to do too much all at once. Study it for as long as you need after you make any changes. The tree isn't going anywhere.

I'm the cautious type and wouldn't do any root work until spring, but it should mind your doing work on the top. Mind you I have NO knowledge of your climate at this time of year. Or any time of year, for that matter, except in the most general vague sense.

Do you have someone experienced there who can work with you on it.

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