root pruning

  1. BonjourBonsai

    Half ball - is that a thing?

    I know half bare root is a thing. And I know a root ball is a thing. I also know that Mugos and other conifers can have their root balls sawn in half. So I'm thinking that "half ball" should be a thing. Example: "I took the advice of bonsai veterans and half balled a mugo after father's day...
  2. ajm55555

    How do you prevent fungal infection when root pruning Deshojo&Co?

    I still haven't found a definitive answer to how to prevent fungus from entering a delicate JM cultivar, like the Deshojo, when root pruning. This is an air layer from South Korea/Japan. I had to do a major cut at the base to have a flatter root plain and this is the result. It pushed growth...
  3. Clicio

    Circling roots-How to handle them?

    Hi folks, Sometimes the answers to simple questions are so ambiguous, or even contradictory, I think it is better to ask here first. Every time I find circling roots tightly packed around a pot, I get the impression that even being as careful as possible untangling them is not the best...
  4. pweifan

    Root pruning American Hornbeam

    How aggressively can you prune the roots of an American Hornbeam? Last year I collected an American Hornbeam from my parent's property in MI. It's been growing in a large growbox since then. Today, I've been repotting the other trees I collected and since they all have small rootballs, I put...
  5. bonsaidave

    Creating and maintaining your bonsai root base video

    I ran across this video linked on a Bonsai Reddit page. Being a new Bonsai hobbyist I found it to be interesting, informational and thought provoking for future re-potting. Perhaps you will too. Video is by a guy in Canada Nigel Saunders: "Creating and maintaining your bonsai root base"
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