Most of my knowledge currently comes from my bonsai mirai membership since I can’t fit the local bonsai club meetings into my work schedule. He says never to bare root a tree. I know others do. He’s suggests leaving the center of the root ball intact with native soil then returning to remove the rest of that native soil the next repot. Would this be considered a half bare root? I think from what I’ve read elsewhere half bare root would be taking the left/right or front/back and bare root that section the first repot and then the other the next time. Curious as to how most of you handle this and what species if any you feel you can totally bare root right of the bat.