It’s a giant shift from a big pot to a small one.
Take nice care to protect positive feeder roots on this transition. Feeder roots are the very best roots. If a pine’s roots are reduce leaving only one/8” roots, and nothing finer, the pine can die.
For older pines a stable mass of the foundation ball ought to be returned to the pot, with these positive roots inside that undisturbed soil. If obtainable, a greenhouse or different short-term shelter eases aftercare for the primary 3-4 weeks.
A styled Shore Pine able to be repotted.
Slowly working the tree right into a small pot in a Winter Seasonal session. The remaining authentic soil mass is hidden on the opposite aspect of the pot, with very positive roots inside it, taking over about 1/3 of the pot.
Half of this battle is stabilizing the tree within the container, on this case it took bamboo braces. You probably have a challenge like this, take your time and lock it in with robust wires till the plant doesn’t transfer within the pot. The tree and pot ought to be one.
Completed Shore Pine in a pot. The trunk inclination was lowered. Shredded sphagnum completes the mound and protects it from drying too quick in hotter climate. This pot was given to me by Tachi’s dad (I wrote about Tachi in Put up-Dated). That is the second tree in it within the 17 years I’ve had it.
March 2023 Bulletin Board
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