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Sixteen months on a project for a large Cryptomeria layers, it was time to separate the layer (see “Expanding air layer cryptomeria – Part 1”).
September 2012 – time to make the cut
During the previous nine months roots had grown to fill the makeshift boat, pushing the floor almost half of an inch over the edge.
full of roots
roots growing on the soil surface
Then the original cut was clearly visible. This is where I make the cut.
I do not worry about cutting too close to the base of the new roots as leaving a piece allows me to rest the trunk part bottom of the new pot, relieving the pressure of new roots and adding stability.
look ma – a new tree
with a little flattery, he left the old pot. Here is the view from below.
I combed my light out new roots growing on the soil surface and around the edges so that the roots they can find purchase in the new soil. I have not moved additional land since there was nothing more than a good soil and root-mass inside.
After combing the roots
From here, the layer was treated as a normal root ball and the new pot tied with wire.
Fixing the root ball
For stability, which sets two wires to a high branch.
Separation / Full transplant – 34 “
It felt great to finally place the tree in a bank in another year or so, I can really. work begins bonsai. This will also be an adventure since I have much to learn about actually working with Cryptomeria!
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com