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A good root ball is fun to work with. This is especially true for varieties that produce fine roots as Yaupon holly. After removing the tree from its pot and starting to comb through the roots, I found it easy to sculpt the root ball in the exact way I wanted. This makes it easy transplant as the rootball can be pruned to fit exactly the pot.

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Yaupon holly

Bottom of the pot

cables to cut away before removing the tree from the pot

Rootball

After removing the tree from the pot

Rootball

After trimming the roots

Root work complete

work full root

With roots ready to go all that remained was to select a pot. But the pot to use? It turns out that had a lot of options for this tree, and once I started, Boon contributed several more to try. Candidates are below – I will publish I selected Fridays. His favorite?

Test pot

Pot # 1

Test pot

Pot # 2

Test pot

Pot # 3

Test pot

Pot # 4

Test pot

Pot No. 5

Test pot

Pot # 6

Test pot

Pot # 7

Test pot

Pot # 8

Test pot

Pot # 9

Test pot

Pot # 10

Test pot

Pot # 11

Test pot

Pot No. 12

If you have not made plans for this weekend, come to the annual exhibition number 15 bay island Bonsai Center lakeside garden in Oakland, CA. The admission is free! And while you’re there, stop by the State Federation Bonsai Garden Bonsai gold at Lake Merritt to see some of the oldest and most prominent trees in the area.

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