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Larry Gockley

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Nebari adjustment
« on: July 03, 2012, 07:21 PM »
The surface roots on this tree branched off at a fight angle, and did not fit into the smooth even flow of things. I dug them up and moved them. The big one on the left, I had to notch, and I wired the one on the right to avoid it going straight to the edge of the pot. Paramedic tape holds them in place. Larry
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andy graham

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Re: Nebari adjustment
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 12:15 PM »
Larry,

Well done! Nebari work is one of my weaknesses. I just don't think about it when transplanting my trees.
Can you (the tree actually) do without the large root that curves from back to front on the left side? I think removing that one root would make a huge difference/improvement in the "flow" .
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Nebari adjustment
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 01:14 PM »
Hi Andy, and thanks for your input. That root does look odd in the pic, however,after I did this work, I topped off the soil so that the roots are more in the soil rather than above it. Also, I have a future plan to try to graft more roots to that one to create some fine branching. Just have to start some cuttings and grow them to about a 1/4" diameter. BTW, do you remember this tree? Got it from you, but don't remember what year. Larry
 

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Re: Nebari adjustment
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 01:53 PM »
Larry,

Well done! Nebari work is one of my weaknesses. I just don't think about it when transplanting my trees.


Andy,

This is one of the primary reasons for repotting...  some minor improvment should happen during every non-emergency repot"... 

It just not very "sexy" work...   :)   
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Nebari adjustment
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 07:06 PM »
Andy, actually in reference to that big root in the back, after a suggestion from Jerry Meislik, I will make some cuts on the root and bury it in moss to grow some roots. Larry