I just wanted to start a thread on a progression of a large jbp I picked up last week. This pine has been field grown and has an estimated age of about 15 yrs. Trunk currently sits at 9" at the base but that includes two large roots on each side which will probably be removed after the tree gets situated from being out of the ground. I just repotted last week into a large 22" clay training pot. This is a long term project which I do have the help of Boon with. I will post more pics as time progresses and share what I learn from transforming field grown material. Step 1 is to make sure the tree has a trunk and branching worth spending time on. Step 2 is to get it into good soil with a hbr on the weak side which will encourage root growth and bring feeder roots closer to the tree. Step 3, wait 1 full year to start doing anything to it such as decandeling or chopping unwanted growth, let the tree get healthy first. I'll post more when things happen.
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