This project is 6 years in the making, 8 if you go all the way back to when I collected the tree in 2013. I grafted it with itoigawa in 2014, and finally had the confidence to separate it in March of 2020.
And now we’re current. I repotted the tree after 4 years.
I had previously removed the field soil from the front half of the tree, and the roots were growing well into the bonsai soil, so I didn’t disturb that area too much:
And now it was time to remove the remaining field soil from the back half of the tree:
Notice the difference in condition? Doing half at a time keeps the relatively recently collected tree strong.
Now it’s in all bonsai soil. I changed the planting angle just a little in preparation for styling the tree to move to…
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