Asked about an idea in pots. It’s not really a pot so maybe I should ask here.

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Cool cypress log I could plant a linear (?) style of group/forest in perhaps. Maybe a terrible idea which is why I’m bouncing it off everyone.
 

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Looks great! Won't last forever, but it could look really nice while it does. I would leave the ends open and treat it like a slab.
 

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So afraid you would say that! Lol. Guess I better make some muck to hold it until the roots get everything tied together.
 

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So afraid you would say that! Lol. Guess I better make some muck to hold it until the roots get everything tied together.

You can drill holes to wire in the trees. Use moss to stabilize the ends.
 

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Someone else also recommended moss sounds like a consensus so far. At least no one has vetoed/shot it down!
 

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You can drill holes to wire in the trees. Use moss to stabilize the ends.
I did exactly that and it came out beautiful. I have it on another piece of cypress for now and am going to build a stand for the planting tomorrow PM I hope. I want to leave it at work where it can be appreciated and people can see it in progress more than keeping it in my yard. I spend 60+ hours there anyways! Just gotta get it a solid base to avoid tipping and set back to keep kids away. Good news is I can water with river water there. It’s full of tannins and nutrients from decaying leaf matter. Its almost a very diluted compost tea. They’ll probably still want a little fertilizer occasionally but should thrive. The only concession against their natural instincts is that they aren’t in a dense soil but a well draining bonsai soil.
 

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