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Post  Numa on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:37 pm

Hello
This is the first work done on Juniperus communis corielagan.
Do you think I can still repot this year after this first job within 2 months (April).
All advice and criticism are welcome.
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Re: Advice for Junip

Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:43 pm

Looks like a very nice job and a better-than-average tree.

I suppose you could repot in 2-3 months. But with a tree this nice, isn't it better to be safe than sorry? I have never worked with J. communis. It doesn't grow anywhere near me. But I have heard they are quite sensitive at times, so top work and root work in the same year might be pretty tough on it.

Spend this next growing season carefully refining and pinching the top and repot next winter/spring.

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Re: Advice for Junip

Post  Numa on Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:50 pm

Hi Jim
thank you for the advice
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Post  Twisted Trees on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:07 pm

Numa wrote:Hi Jim
thank you for the advice
Numa
I would agree, why hurry? If it's been in that pot a while I think you could pull it out and see if there is any matting at the bottom and just remove that for now.

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Post  Twisted Trees on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:20 pm

On the tree I would tilt it a bit more for two reasons. One the trunk appears to come straight out of the ground right now. Also tilting it would put the upper line at more of a point where it appears to cascade down. Next I would remove the first two branches before the upper line; they distract from the movement to the right. Finally I would level out the bottom of the last foliage pads so the are parallel to the ground. There! My two cents worth free of charge.

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Post  sunip on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:55 pm

Hello Numa,
It is indeed better to repot next growing season the juniper needs the green foliage to gain some vigor again now,
then he will be able to handle the stress of repotting next year.
On major work at a time is best here.
BUT.. what you could do, is to change the position of the tree in the pot without doing anything to the rootball.
I think this rootball is easy to lift and replace because it will be quit compact?
The part of the rootball what comes out of the pot you can support with a piece of plastic.
When the rootball allows no drainage, no water and aircirculation anymore, you can carefully make some holes with a chopstick.
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Re: Advice for Junip

Post  Numa on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:08 am

Hello Twisted Trees
Hello Sunip
Thank you for your valuable advice, I'll wait for the next season to repot and let fortify the whole growing season.
For what is the position in the pot and branches too, could you develloper your approach with a virtual or because I see happen, but not how to proceed.
I appreciate your help.
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Re: Advice for Junip

Post  sunip on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:38 pm

Hello
Tilting, like Twisted Tree mentions would look like this?
Maybe removal of (those lower) branches will be different now?
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Post  Twisted Trees on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:50 pm

Ok, it took me a few minutes and is not a great virt but it should help you visualize my suggestion (which is about what was offered before).


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Post  Numa on Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:43 pm

Here I combined the two ideas that seemed good and I change the pot without disturbing the roots. I hope this was the right solution and patience ....and repotting next year. Now the future will tell me if I was right.
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Post  JimLewis on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:54 pm

Good job. Now, for the rest of this year, just look at it and plan.

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Post  Numa on Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Hello Jim
Thank you for the encouragement and it is now my intention to leave this juniper quietly recover by feeding.
thank you
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Re: Advice for Junip

Post  sunip on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:10 pm

Hello Numa.
Nice work.
Seen from above the trunk has some good movement.
I feel it would be of more interest if, seen from the front (red arrows),
there would be some more movement as well.
Can the trunk be bended, maybe with guide wires?
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Re: Advice for Junip

Post  Numa on Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:47 am

Hello Sunip

I agree with your vision of the movement for the trunk but this place is rather short and thick. Maybe with raffia and wire thick?
At least for next year, now rest Smile
Thank you for the advice.
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Post  sunip on Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:58 pm

[quote="Numa"]
Maybe with raffia and wire thick?
At least for next year, now rest Smile

Hello Numa,
I think this is a good idea.
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Re: Advice for Junip

Post  Numa on Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:20 pm

Hi Sunip,
I even think that this is the best thing to do
Until winter finally stops sunny
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