Author Topic: The "Bareroot Half The Tree" Technique Survey  (Read 29397 times)

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Re: The "Bareroot Half The Tree" Technique Survey
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2015, 04:46 PM »

We do not mess with the surface roots on Ezo Spruce; they tend to stall for a year or so if the surface roots are raked.  Given that we never did it, I can't say that it does.  Given my teacher repotted a ton at Mansei-en I am inclined to believe him  :).

Does this apply to ezo spruce specifically, or to spruces in general?

Chris
 

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Re: The "Bareroot Half The Tree" Technique Survey
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2015, 05:00 PM »
Chris, have done this with Ezo, Black Hills, Sika, and Colorado Blue Spruce. Only to get them out of mountain soil or nursery can mix. The Ezo we work with in the US, that I have seen are not the ancient specimens you see in Japan, but they do slow down. The others haven't missed a beat. But again, we are talking about getting trees out of muck and into a decent inorganic medium. On really old/weak trees you could reduce the 1/2 barefoot to 1/3, but keep good notes.