Trees are usually strongest when their freshly dug, and this is the best time to make drastic root reductions…while they have the best head of steam.
Here is a look at some root work.
Remember to plane the bottom:
An attempt at an approach graft with some roots:
Planted into an Anderson flat (everything in the grow bed must be dug and relocated this year):
Trident 2; grown for a couple years on a cd:
Trident 3; planted too deep, and was a mess after 2-3 years in the ground from a cutting. What to do?
Another messy root base that I failed to take a before photo of; but the after shot is telling:
Keep them cut short!
Another very nice example of developing nebari, which is just a few years ahead of those above:
And a little update on this one; my first attempt at…