Pinus Sylvestris / Scots Pine - Yamadori

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Hey there,

i rescued this guy last December from road works (not the optimal time of year I guess). I was able to dig up a good portion of fine roots and hope it survives. Now, 3 months later, i broke off one bud and it is still very green.
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Wish me luck and I'll keep you posted in the upcoming years :)
 

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Did you leave some of the native soil attached to the roots? See how it reacts to it’s new environment before putting more stress on it. It will probably be a very healthy tree if it lives. It’s nice! Has lengthy branches though.
 

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Looks like good material. I've collected Scots pines in December with no issues.
 

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Did you leave some of the native soil attached to the roots? See how it reacts to it’s new environment before putting more stress on it. It will probably be a very healthy tree if it lives. It’s nice! Has lengthy branches though.
Yes, I left original soil on the roots. I considered repotting it in heavy ceramic and slightly bigger pot, as the current plastic pot is very unstable and i fear the wind blowing it over. However, it would mean additional stress.
 

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Looks like good material. I've collected Scots pines in December with no issues.
Thanks a lot - I love the base especially. Very good to hear your experience regarding December (as the trees are in dormancy over winter anyways, I hoped it would be similar to digging it up in spring) .
 

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Yes, I left original soil on the roots. I considered repotting it in heavy ceramic and slightly bigger pot, as the current plastic pot is very unstable and i fear the wind blowing it over. However, it would mean additional stress.
I had a similar situation recently, and built a wooden frame around the plastic pot to stabilise it. If the plastic pot fits inside the bigger ceramic one, you could just wire it inside it.
 

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