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Transplanting an olive from nursery to prebonsai 10 months 15 hours ago #34793

So.. in winter I had the oportunity to buy some olive trees, very cheaply. They survived through winter, and a few weeks ago I repotted them. in order to create a tutorial, I did a bit more extensive write-up of the process of cleaning up and repotting. The whole thing is located here:

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Transplanting an olive from nursery to prebonsai 10 months 8 hours ago #34802

leatherback wrote: So..
www.growingbonsai.net/creating-bonsai-fr...-stock-olive-bonsai/

So Leatherback you say:
"This will cause some challenges for the taper in the trunk later on, and this will have to be dealt with with sme carving. In the end, the rootbase is not ideal for bonsai. "

Well, I've got the same problem with an old boxwood I collected from a hedge, and would love to hear your suggestions to solve it. Two stages of roots, the thicker ones above, I had to cut them when reppoting...
Now?
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Transplanting an olive from nursery to prebonsai 10 months 3 hours ago #34808

Hm.. I would say.. It depends. Do you have enough roots to make a decent nebari with the roots on top? Then use those.In this case, rooting was really one-sided. I am not sure yet whether this will be dealt with through carving or layering. Or maybe at the next repotting I will decide I find it OK as is :D
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Transplanting an olive from nursery to prebonsai 10 months 52 minutes ago #34809

leatherback wrote: I am not sure yet whether this will be dealt with through carving or layering.

Can't you just bury the trunk deeper into the pot? Will it rot if you do that?
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Transplanting an olive from nursery to prebonsai 9 months 4 weeks ago #34810

I want a visible nebari..
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