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Hello all. Been enjoying the page. here was our weekend project.

Sunday morning project.... the wife and I did a slip pot on ole big ugly. Bought this maple for the size to get a jump on time so speak. New it looked like not much root on one side and was correct, absolutely none. Slipped him out and it was in dang near mud. Basically shook of the mud without messing with the roots. Slid it in a big tub with better soil around it with plenty of sphagnum as well. Centered it so the no root side can hopefully produce some decent roots over the next year. Hopefully it thrives. Fingers crossed.
 

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Hello all. Been enjoying the page. here was our weekend project.

Sunday morning project.... the wife and I did a slip pot on ole big ugly. Bought this maple for the size to get a jump on time so speak. New it looked like not much root on one side and was correct, absolutely none. Slipped him out and it was in dang near mud. Basically shook of the mud without messing with the roots. Slid it in a big tub with better soil around it with plenty of sphagnum as well. Centered it so the no root side can hopefully produce some decent roots over the next year. Hopefully it thrives. Fingers crossed.
this is not a great time to be doing much of anything with maples.

Also it's not a great thing to "shake" a tree to get soil off the roots. It winds up breaking finer roots, or even larger roots. Even if it doesn't outright break them, it can partially break them and slow everything down. If you want to get rid of old mucky soil on maples, best to use a hose in the spring. A forceful-ish stream of water from a hose will more safely remove old soil. I strip out old soil on my maples at each repotting. Doesn't hurt them a bit.
 
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I appreciate the info everyone. I understood the time of year being wrong etc but the risk was calculated for me. I did not want it in the mud that it was sent in. It was not potted very well, looked as if they sat the root ball in the pot of dirt and added dirt around it,poor dirt at that. Ideally i would have waited.
 
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So with the general consensus that i "screwed the pooch " by doing this when i did when should i expect to see the negative outcome? so far it seems to be doing well.
 

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Looks like we have us a real world experiment for the “Late Summer Repotting” thread. 👍🏻 With those extreme temps I’d keep it in the shade for a while.
 
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rockm, understood. Like i said in a perfect world i would have waited.

DayDrunk, totally unintentional in regards to “Late Summer Repotting” thread. haha and yes, all my maples stay shaded,i have learned they can not take the direct hot a** Texas sun.
 

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