Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle
I have been using this technique now for over ten years and I have finally decided to share what I have learned. The technique is known as ‘sweating’ and is used extensively in arboretorial circles. I use for the following species: Cratageus, Prunus, and most of the Rosaceae family, do not use on evergreen species.
I collect trees with as much root as possible, but I have put roots on trees that have not had any.
Follow this procedure and your success rate in establishing your freshly collected yamadori will improve immeasurably.
- Collect as much root as possible
- Clear as much mountain soil but do not wash the roots
- Use the soil mix as shown below
- Clean cut the major roots as close to the trunk without spoiling the nebari
- Place the tree in the smallest container possible
- Ensure that the tree is well packed in the container
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Ian….latest post …..very timely As you know I want /need to repot several trees this year ie the white pine ,possibly the Hinoki and maybe the ItoigowaWe took measurements of the current pots ,which I hope you have !What is the best way for me to source the right potDo I source and email for your comment?…..would you be ok with this Alan plus the hornbeam needs repotted !
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Flip, I hope I can find the measurements again lol. I’ll try and look for some for you but keep looking yourself as well.