When to Ground Layer a Hinoki Cypress

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I bought a pre-bonsai hinoki cypress with a thick, almost bulb at the top of the nebari. I'm considering ground layering it above this ugly area and starting over. I'm wondering when is the best time of year to actually cut into the cambian and begin the process?

If I do this to the tree, I'm assuming I'll need to wait a considerable time before cutting off the old nebari and root system because this tree is somewhat large: 28". Does anyone know approximately how long this would take?
 

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Are you sure they can be air layered? I have no clue.
 

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Welcome to Crazy!

Isn't cypress the one that needs growth below the layer? @0soyoung

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This sounds like a UK tree. They reportedly graft hinoki to another type creating the bulbous base. Peter Chan did a video on dealing with such a tree in the last 6 months if I remember correctly. Hinoki will grow roots but I have never seen any info as to how long or readily.
 

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With a username like that, it shouldn’t take long to “whip” your tree into shape.

Sorry. That was awful.

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This sounds like a UK tree. They reportedly graft hinoki to another type creating the bulbous base. Peter Chan did a video on dealing with such a tree in the last 6 months if I remember correctly. Hinoki will grow roots but I have never seen any info as to how long or readily.
I believe the tree is actually from the pacific NW, I'm in CA but thank you for the direction re Chan's video
 

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