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Tree Talk

Layering of a Chinese Hackberry

September 29, 2015

In this blog post we will ground layer a Hackberry which is destined to become a broom styled bonsai. The nebari of broom styled trees should be very impressive, radiating out from the trunk in all directions, something which this Hackberry definitely does not have, but something which we are going to change.

Layering a Hackberry

Repotting a Japanese Red Pine

September 15, 2015

Unlike deciduous trees, when we repot evergreens, or in this case an old Japanese Red Pine, we need to treat the roots with a little more respect. We cannot remove as much of the rootball neither can we wash the old soil off.

In this post I will show you how to safely repot a pine tree using plenty of photos and accompanying descriptions.

applying pressure to the tree