Young Vine Maple & Japanese Maple With Brown Bark

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While trying to establish good roots ("probably not long enough"), I had small maples ("too small") in potting soil over a year buried to near first branches. As can be seen in the pictures, the brown trunk sections seem to be a decent color transition to the roots. If these trees and others are still alive 7 - 50 years down the road, is this same green to brown transition line going to become a hard and fast line rather than as it is now more of a transition to the green. Will it be so distinct later as to become a bad focal point in the "bonsai".
 

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You don't have to be worried about that color....
That mud is gonna get you tho!

The soil below/around sides looks so good.

When spring gets here....I'd be bare rooting them and getting em in some of that free draining lovliness!

Pretty leaves...

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That mud is gonna get you tho!
The only thing I can fiqure you're talking about is the gray colored lava rock they"re on. Recently bought a bag of pumice. It's still in the back of the truck, since spring ain't here yet. Thanks.
 

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Well rub my toad and call me Joe!

F the color!

You should cover them back up a bit I reckon!

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