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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:38 pm

last week i won this tree at our club meeting when we had guest artist owen reich which was such a good and informative meeting. but back to the tree this is going to be a tuff one as the tree already was fighting me back because the tree most likely hasn't been repotted in 10 years or so i repotted (which was like chipping away at concrete) but just plan to get a good root system back underneath the tree


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Post  Auballagh on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:40 am

Agree with you on getting healthy roots better established for this tree. You say it was like "chipping away at concrete". Was it potted in akadama?
For now, I would leave everything on this tree alone, until it recovers from the root work you did on it. Because, if you ultimately lose a branch or two possibly due to the stress of this emergency re-potting, the tree may wind up making some of those styling decisions for you!
But hopefully by next spring, the tree will have recovered enough to work and style a bit.

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Post  Tona on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:21 am

Nice tree!! I would also let the roots get established before working on the tree.
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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:27 pm

Auballagh wrote:Agree with you on getting healthy roots better established for this tree. You say it was like "chipping away at concrete". Was it potted in akadama?
For now, I would leave everything on this tree alone, until it recovers from the root work you did on it. Because, if you ultimately lose a branch or two possibly due to the stress of this emergency re-potting, the tree may wind up making some of those styling decisions for you!
But hopefully by next spring, the tree will have recovered enough to work and style a bit.

yes it was in a mix that contained akadama but the tree hasn't been repotted in who knows how many years. so much roots it was pushing the tree out the pot.

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:13 pm

i ended up trading this tree for a very nice larch
larch over juniper any day of the week for me i guess you could say i have a weakness for larches


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