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Dirk

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Re: new black pine repotted at last
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2014, 04:51 PM »
Basically what you are saying is "repotting without root work is a missed opportunity".
And I agree.
Might cost an extra year developing the trunk, but will probably pay of in developing roots and near.
 

Adair M

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Re: new black pine repotted at last
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2014, 05:50 PM »
Actually,

Roots will grow more actively in new, fresh soil.  Where there is active root growth, there is vigorous top growth, too.

Remember, the old way to suppress JBP from growing too large was to keep them pot bound. Back before the decandling technique was discovered, keeping a tree pot bound was the way to control needle size and shoot vigor.  Even today, old trees that are not in the "development" stage get repotted less often than young trees.

A proper repot will build strong roots, and strong roots builds strong top growth.

And, yes, it's a great opportunity to build a better nebari!
 

Chrisl

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Re: new black pine repotted at last
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2014, 10:12 AM »
Unless you just want more trunk girth Adair.  Then slip potting works great.  Nice job Dirk getting this much healthier!
 

Adair M

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Re: new black pine repotted at last
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2014, 10:49 AM »
But he needs to get rid of the rest of the old soil that was causing him problems to begin with.
 

Dirk

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Re: new black pine repotted at last
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2014, 08:17 PM »
I thought I'd share the picture again.
I could try to get rid of the old black organic soil now.
I think it would be all right if I focus on growth for now and get rid of the bad soil later.
 

Adair M

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Re: new black pine repotted at last
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2014, 09:07 PM »
Don't repot now. Next spring.

I'm kind of confused why, if you're using colanders, why you would want to slip pot the tree into a bigger one?

I thought the idea behind the colander was that when the roots hit the air at the slots of the colander, they'd stop growing there, not try to circle like the would in a traditional pot. Instead, the roots were supposed to back bud back closer to the trunk. It's supposed to build a denser, more fibrous root system close to the trunk. Right?

But now, you want to slip pot into something bigger. Which it would seem to defeat the purpose of using the colander.

What am I missing here?
 

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Re: new black pine repotted at last
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2014, 05:29 AM »
Yeah. Being in bad soil there might not be much growth to focus on!

Focus on careful watering, and ....do what Adair says cause I don't pine!

Nice tree.

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