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re-potting mountain maple

Post  kingbean on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:34 pm

Hi all I have a 35 year old mountain maple clump with five trunks and also has wide spread nebari
I wanted to know if I can remove all of the soil from the roots when I re-potted the tree ?

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:28 pm

Sure. Why not? It's just another maple, and tougher than some.

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Post  kingbean on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:05 pm

Thank you jim what are the risks involved ?

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:48 pm

Keep a tub of water handy, and do not let the roots get dry. Dunk it in the water when you're doing something else -- prepping the pot, etc.

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Post  kingbean on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:56 pm

Ok many thanks for the advice

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Post  Mike Jones on Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:39 pm

I see no reason why not as long as it is a healthy Bonsai. I'd spend an appropriate amount of time carefully dibbing the soil into ever nook and cranny.

Got a picture?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:07 pm

When repotting trees I always make sure the new pot or old pot is cleaned and prepared before removing the soil. Maples, and I would say all deciduous trees, should have all the old soil removed. Much easier to perform root correction if you can see what your doing.

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Post  kingbean on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:39 pm

Thanks for the reasurence Will.

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Post  kingbean on Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:43 pm

My mountain maple "kadabuchi style".

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Post  kingbean on Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:16 pm

New pot for my maple.

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:08 pm

Nice tree and an equally nice pot you have there KB. Ticking of those days now to repot time Very Happy

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Post  kingbean on Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:09 pm

You bet Mike I cant wait and thanks for the compliment.

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:13 pm

You're very welcome. I just about finished all of the winter pruning now prior to repotting, soils all ready, trees are, so am I … trouble is it's only the end of January …. sigh. C'MON better weather!

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Post  kingbean on Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:51 pm

I keep thinking the same thing but i cant wish my life away.

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:42 pm

Are there 5 trunks?

You may want to fiddle with planting angle to see if there is some way it can be planted that each trunk can be clearly seen.

Super tree -- even better pot.

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Post  kingbean on Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:36 pm

Hi Jim,
Yes there is five trunks the one at the back is the slimest and i suppose the weakest
So im going to have to try and balance it out.

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MOUNTAIN MAPLE

Post  moyogijohn on Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:08 pm

You have a very nice tree there...i know about the weather i can,t wait either...the pot looks really good also i am sure they will work good togather.....show us when it leaves out...take care john

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Post  kingbean on Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:46 pm

Will do John thanks.

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Post  kingbean on Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:19 pm

Re-potted at last.

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