Hornbeam Pot Problem.

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So its been 12 years since its been in that pot. Never repotted. It had started to show signs of stress and lost a back branch last year while tending to my wife and a water problem that popped up. The tree recovered but I knew it was weak and decided that it needed a repot.

The tree at repot

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The roots were very compact and try as I might I was not able to free it from the pot without doing major damage to the roots. Only solution, smash the pot off.

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One can tell that the pot had a very large inward turning lip on the pot. A full 1/4 inch.

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The roots were a solid block. Absolutely no soil in the pot. The tree had consumed everything.

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After combing out the block, and doing a lot of work in the process , it was noted that the roots had circled the pot four times.

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I like the new pot ok, I liked the old one better though. Something about the rectangle and the depth of that white pot really worked with that chunky little trunk.
 

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