I bought 3 1-gallon can J Beech (Fagus crenata) from Evergreen Gardenworks in December 2017:
I didn’t quite get around to working on them in 2018. The going-in plans were either a 3-tree composition, or a triple trunk.
One never woke up in the spring, and so I decided to wait to see what the other two would do before I tried to combine them at all. So they sat one more year in the gallon cans until I got to them in the spring of 2019.
The roots looked pretty rough after another year in those cans.
I had also lost the top half of one. Can you spot the dieback?
How about now?
Cut back to living tissue…
So what to do with a tree that has layered itself? I had to ditch the initial plan of a decent-sized mica pot and accept any real development would…
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