Potting up a Hemlock-

Michael Hagedorn

Some of you may remember the restyling of this large, old Mountain Hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, a few years ago. This spring the wooden box it was living in was replaced with a low ceramic rectangle. The following is a photo essay of this final step in the progression-


This was the hemlock in December 2014, before the restyling. For a trip down memory lane, try the first post about its restyling with Bobby Curttright and Matt Reel: Very Old Mountain Hemlock Styling

And this is the tree in spring of 2018, in the studio on potting day. One of the many curiosities about this tree is that it is a rooted branch that self-layered in the soil.

Starting the adventure with a low rectangle being prepped for the container

Apprentices Andrew Robson and Jarryd Bailey are joined by friends Dave and Alan for a long awaited day

The tree is stabilized with…

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