J Maple from 2013 - 2016

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J Maple from 2013 - 2016

Post  tbarkley on Fri May 27, 2016 11:02 am

I bought this Japanese Maple from Brent in June of 2013. Trunk about 5/8" in diameter, healthy.  
When I got it, I planted in a small area with other Bonsai-to-be trees.



This year, we were having a very early warm spell, so I dug it up on 2-28-16 and potted it.
It now stands 32" tall, 24" wide and the trunk is 1 1/2" in diameter.




My only concern is the big weird root it has developed. Any ideas what I can do with it?
Thanks for all of the help I get from everybody!!! Smile

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Re: J Maple from 2013 - 2016

Post  tbarkley on Fri May 27, 2016 11:06 am

BTW.... The Maple is supposed to be 18 years old now.

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Post  BrendanR on Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:59 pm

I agree that root needs some attention.

I would start with a very tight wire tourniquet of about 3 or 4 strands of 2 or 3mm aluminium wire around the part just behind the swelling.

Bury it a bit deeper in the ground and hopefully the tourniquet will cause it to put out roots so that you can chop off the swelling.

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Post  tbarkley on Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:17 am

Thanks for the info, I'll see what I can do! Smile

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