Colorado Blue Spruce #1

Dav4

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This tree, collected by Todd Schlafer, was the first tree I acquired, at the NBE in Rochester last year, after committing to the move to MI. CBS are uber cold hardy and wouldn't require any babying in southern MI, so it made sense to me... plus the trunk was fantastic and the price was decent. Anyway, it got stuffed into @Adair M 's Tesla and made the temporary move to GA last September before finally moving North in November. It was pulled out of the frozen cold frame to thaw before getting worked on with my friend and teacher, Tyler Sherrod. Here's the before shot and a few close ups of the work done.

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Dav4

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Today saw this one re-potted. I was a bit surprised at the amount of clay/field soil present, but the root ball had loads of roots so I was fairly aggressive cleaning it out. I also started to chase back the larger roots, and will eventually cut them all back very close to the trunk and completely remove the particularly large root growing down below the main trunk. It found it's way into a nice Yamaaki rectangle. I used a fair amount of coarse substrate as I'm wanting lots of root growth between now and the next re-pot in 3 years or so.
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Looks like a fun project with a nice start
 

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