1st time i ever had to do this

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1st time i ever had to do this

Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:57 pm

and that was to break a pot to get the tree out. I acquired it from a collection in which the owner last summer, who had health problems and the collection was not cared for for a couple of years.

I tried everything to get it to snap around but looked terrible dispite my best efforts. Cute little mugho. It now resides in a bigger pot for health reasons and hopefully it will recover. I didn't want to transplant it last summer
because of the bad timing.

anyone else ever had to do that?


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Re: 1st time i ever had to do this

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:15 pm

I don't think I have ever had to break a bonsai pot. I have always been able to cut around the sides and let it dry a little. I have a little scythe tool that works well. The blade has small saw teeth.

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Re: 1st time i ever had to do this

Post  dorothy7774 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:18 pm

Yep, same concept i.e. breaking the container. However, in this case the tree did it! I heard it "pop" one morning..






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Re: 1st time i ever had to do this

Post  sunip on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:43 pm

Hello Dick.
Once with a juniper in a cascadepot.
Same story, it was already to long in that pot when i bought it from a nursery.
Sunip Wink

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Re: 1st time i ever had to do this

Post  Stan Kengai on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:48 am

Yes, I have seen a gingko stuck in a pot with a beaded (on the interior) lip because of those heavy tuberous lignified roots. Glad it wasn't my pot.

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A Josey Wales reference

Post  BigDave on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:51 am

dorothy7774 wrote:Yep, same concept i.e. breaking the container.

"there's iron in your roots of life...."

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Re: 1st time i ever had to do this

Post  lordy on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:39 pm

dorothy7774 wrote:Yep, same concept i.e. breaking the container. However, in this case the tree did it! I heard it "pop" one morning..





Yeah, you may have wanted to repot that one a bit earlier... What a Face

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Re: 1st time i ever had to do this

Post  mambo on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:37 pm

dorothy7774 wrote:Yep, same concept i.e. breaking the container. However, in this case the tree did it! I heard it "pop" one morning..






Hi Dorothy,

Just out of curiosity. What species is this?

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Re: 1st time i ever had to do this

Post  dorothy7774 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:42 am

mambo wrote:

Hi Dorothy,

Just out of curiosity. What species is this?

Australian pine - Casuarina

-Dorothy

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