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Steven

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JBP repotted
« on: February 23, 2010, 07:29 PM »
Here is a JBP that I aquired almost 3 yrs ago that was needing a repot bad. It came in the blue pot that you see it in in some old pics and the one where the pine was needle plucked. The plucking occured last year. I repotted this pine doing the techniques Boon demonstrates in his repotting dvd. The repotting pics were taken by me(when I could) and my dad(when I couldn't). The roots were good and accumulating at the bottom of the blue pot. The previous owner(who I bought it from) apparently used potting soil. I trimmed the rootball back to a decent size. No major root reduction. The mica pot it went into may seem big but I want to establish a good root system so that I can work on getting the rest of the potting dirt out over the next few yrs. Anyway hope you all enjoy...or not :)
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 07:32 PM »
These pics show the rootball after trimming, the drainage layer in the bottom of the pot and the tree in place prior to wiring into the pot.
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 07:46 PM »
Well until I can find how to resize pics on this new comp I can't show the basket tie Boon uses on my pine. So you are left seeing me holding the tree with fingers under branches to show how secure the tree is in the pot. Tree finished and potted and last me with the tree. Anyone make fun of my garden apron and I'll track you down!  :P

After this tree I did 3 more trees. Those were placed in collanders and no pics. You can basket wire a tree into a collander.
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 09:25 PM »
Great job, will be interested to see how well the tree responds this year- I would expect some real poppin this spring. John
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 10:40 PM »
Here's the pic showing the basket wire tie.
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 03:16 AM »
Excellent work, Steven! Looking good and make sure to show us the progress as it continues. Thanks for showing.
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 06:13 AM »
Thanks Joseph :)
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 08:15 AM »
Good work and looks like good technique too.  Makes me want to get out and start repotting.

In the tie-in picture (most prominently, I noticed it first in another picture) there is a huge root growing to the right.  Do you think a few years/repots down the road that you'll be able to remove it?
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 08:44 AM »
Yes, that is the plan on that root. Never liked that root at all. The only good I've had with it is using it for an anchor point for a guy wire.
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 09:45 AM »
Steven, great work and good technique! And it looks like you have adjusted the planting angle a bit to the better. Can you give us a new front shot? I like this tree. It has great potential. Follow Boon's techniques and show this tree in 5 years or less.
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010, 08:24 PM »
Steven, this tree has some good movement and great branch placement. I take it that you selected the branches. The lower branches look very strong! Good work! Please allow us to follow this tree as it is sure to make a great show tree. Post more pics in late spring, I'll bet it will be hard to recognize with all the new growth. If you don't have the instructional DVD from Boon you should get it or at least borrow it from someone close. It is really great! Very helpful. Boon explains things very well. And if you look at his trees you can tell he knows what he is doing. Thanks for sharing this one with us and Happy Birthday. Don
 

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Re: JBP repotted
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 08:29 PM »
Chris, I'll get a pic as soon as I can. Thanks Don. Already got Boons DVD's. If you look you can see me doing some of Boon's techniques. :) I'll keep everyone posted.