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Rkovo

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Re: jbp emergency!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2012, 02:08 AM »
i should be be the one saying Thank you for the well thought out time and responses. I have yet to make my move, because it is currently my only jbp, I also have a Pinus Nigra or austrian black pine. but i need to make decision quickly before it goes farther south. I am just AFRAID. I know it might sad, but I consider my trees my friends.
 

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« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2012, 12:58 PM »
I'll offer again to stop by friday afternoon if you are available then.

- bob
 

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Re: jbp emergency!!!
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2012, 07:08 PM »
Bob, Thanks again for the offer and I was trying to make it work for my schedule but I will be in class all day friday.
 

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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2012, 07:11 PM »
OK, well, I will be heading through on my way home Monday afternoon if that is any better.

- bob
 

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Re: jbp emergency!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2012, 08:47 PM »
baby steps
 

Rkovo

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Re: jbp emergency!!!
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2012, 10:37 PM »
that would be great Bob i should be around all day monday. Ill shoot you a PM and we set something up. THANKS
 

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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2012, 10:51 AM »
LOL Dave!  That's a funny as hell movie!  And what a generous offer Bob!
 

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Re: jbp emergency!!!
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2012, 10:12 AM »
Chrisi,
You leave roots on 1/2 of the tree with soil on them, this is insurance that functioning roots are available to support the tree. However, since you have already prined the bottom of the entire rootpad, and cleaned up the roots around the edge of the pot, cleaned upthe top of the entire rootpad, them barerooted 1/2 of the remaining roots, you only end up with 15-20% of the original roots still in soil. As wayne inferred, leaving roots sticking out of the edge of the non-barerooted section helps to get the new root growth started despite the bad soil.

This is why I suggest that the first time you do this, at least, that you do it with someone who is very experienced, who may vary the approach a little but not the goal of completely replacing the iolf soil in two repottings. Sorry if I was short.

John, making notes for next spring.  I realized I didn't follow up and ask, so should I finish the rest of the repotting process in 2014 or style it then, and finish the repot in 2015?
Thanks!
 

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« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2012, 11:44 AM »
John, did you happen to see my last question above?  I just want to write down my plans over the next few yrs.  So next spring, '13, as you suggested above.  Then, should I finish the rest of the repotting process in 2014 or style it then, and finish the repot in 2015?
Also, should I use a hose to get the 1/2 rootball to a bareroot state?

Thanks John!



Btw, updates:  The trident maple did just fine this year.  Not as much growth as I suspected, but it's very healthy and hopefully I'll get more growth next yr.

And all those shimpaku's I planted last spring, incl the one where I loosely stapled the roots to wood, are all doing fine.  I didn't plant them in the right location last yr...too much shade.  So I'm going to transfer to another plot of grow beds next spring.  I'll be able to take a shot of the stapled roots to show you and Boon it worked ;)
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« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2012, 10:40 AM »
Ah, so now it is loosely stapled, going for the fused roots look?

Repot 13, if healthy style 14, if healthy finish repot 15. If you use water, use your masakumi style gentle water, not a pressure nosle.

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Re: jbp emergency!!!
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2012, 11:31 AM »
Thanks So Much John for your recommendations!  I'm still trying to learn the 'timing' of working with trees, this helps me a lot!

<Ah, so now it is loosely stapled, going for the fused roots look?>

Yes, I lightly stapled the root spread out.  I used 1/2" staples and only stapled like 1/4".  So they should just be spread out and not meant to fuse them.  I'm real curious what the roots look like next spring when I relocate them.  I'll try to do as little damage to the roots system.  Fun little experiment, planted 10, one stapled, several others over tile and some just straight in the ground.   The latter grew the best not unexpected.