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When transplanting bonsai, try to keep the roots exposed to air for the shortest time possible. When I know what pot a tree will be planted soon, I will add wire and screen to the boat before it starts the rootwork. I knew I would plant my Sawara cypress in a terra cotta flower pot before time so began the process by adding the screen and the cable (aluminum 2 mm) to the pot.
When I was finished with the rootwork, which began to add to the pot soil. I started with a drainage layer of pure pumice.
drainage layer of pumice
who then added a little land of bonsai, creating a small mound in which I put the root ball .
Bonsai soil at the bottom of the pot
Then comes the difficult process of setting the tree. Too mound soil and roots from the surface will be exposed to air. Too little mound and the base of the trunk is buried. Once the ground level is correct, that nest tree in place with a smooth twist action. After twisting, the tree must come to rest at the idea altitude, centered equidistant from all edges of the pot, and set at the proper angle seeding.
Often, this requires more than one pass. If, then locked the tree in the ground, the trunk base is too low, the tree is removed, add more land, and repeat the process until you get the right level. I never mind taking my time with this stage, since it is much easier to correct errors that here it is, once the tree is planted.
Boon gently turning a dwarf cypress Sawara in the pot
Checking the angle planted
again check the level of
When planted at the appropriate level, which can fill the pot with enough land to cover only surface roots without filling the pot to the brim.
Tree set to the appropriate level
After addition bonsai soil
What about wiring the tree in the pot? Details of next week.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com