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What should I do first 3 months 2 weeks ago #36154

I recently got this juniper from a neighbor who was removing it from their yard. Should I wire it first or prune then wire, or wire a bit and prune a bit. Any advice would be appreciated. I like the shape that this has naturally and will be going for a windswept bonsai.

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What should I do first 3 months 2 weeks ago #36155

We can only see half of the tree. If you have just dug it up then the answer is do nothing. You must allow it to settle in the pot for at least two years or until it is growing well. If it was already in a container then without decent pictures it is impossible to see what is needed.
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What should I do first 3 months 2 weeks ago #36157

I will let it get settled. Thank you
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What should I do first 3 months 2 weeks ago #36158


Here is pic of the full tree as I received it. I put it in this pot with soil it was growing in to help get the plant reestablished.

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What should I do first 3 months 2 weeks ago #36159

Looks like nice material. Keep the soil on the dry side, and ensure lots of moisture on the foliage to help it establish. Keep free from frost this winter.

Not the best time of year to get a juniper established.
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What should I do first 3 months 2 weeks ago #36160

I'm in S. Florida. So the cold won't be a big issue
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