Author Topic: Nebari - can this be improved?  (Read 3550 times)

Kent2106

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Nebari - can this be improved?
« on: March 26, 2015, 03:47 AM »
Hello All,

I bought this pine 3 years ago, when it was in very compacted soil, potbound in a deep training pot with lots of dead roots etc.  60-70% of the old soil was removed, planted in a pumice, bark, grit mix (very free draining)The soil line was where the trunk starts (above the clump). Over the past year I managed to clean up to find a second soil line (where it is now on the picture).  This is where I also discovered the first feeder roots. The tree was probably slip repotted (i think this is the term one uses) and soil scooped on top to hide the Nebari. The visible roots going from the clump to the soil are very stiff and difficult to bend/move. Should I remove those over time? How can I bring the soil line up half way to where it is now and where it used to be?

Is there anything I can do to improve this?
 

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Re: Nebari - can this be improved?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 08:53 AM »
I think you will solve many of your base's issues by planting the tree a bit deeper and perhaps changing the planting angle a bit.