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Collected juniper 2 years 4 months ago #18531

First let it recover. With e remaining branches after recover, next fall, decide which direction to take it.
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Collected juniper 2 years 4 months ago #18532

Oh ok so youre saying there will be dieback ?
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Collected juniper 2 years 4 months ago #18535

Enaisio wrote: Oh ok so youre saying there will be dieback ?


Where did LB write that?

You need to give the tree the time to get established first. Don't do too much in a too short period. Be patient.
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Collected juniper 2 years 4 months ago #18540

I thought when he said " with the remaining branches " he ment thats some of them will die . About the patience , ive learned from my mistakes :) i wasnt going to do any work on it till next year , i was just wondering what it could turn into one day and maybe draw some plans .
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Collected juniper 2 years 4 months ago #18541

Enaisio wrote: I thought when he said " with the remaining branches " he ment thats some of them will die .


I think he meant with what remains now. But let's wait for LB to confirm that (or not).

About the patience , ive learned from my mistakes :) i wasnt going to do any work on it till next year , i was just wondering what it could turn into one day and maybe draw some plans .


That's always a good idea.
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Collected juniper 2 years 4 months ago #18542

When repootting trees, especially in a period that is not idealfor transplanting, I always work on the assumption that part of the canopy might die. Which is why I think waiting for the pant to establish, and then make plans, is a better route to take.

You never know whether die-back occurs. But Junipers have fairly dedicated links between roots and branches. Cutting a very big root could cause dieback in the canopy when plants are weak to compensate for the root.
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Collected juniper 2 years 4 months ago #18543

Ok ill keep that noted , i hope it wont lose to much if it does. I didnt cut hardly any of the roots just 2 or 3 that had no feeders at all and were dark brown almost as if they were rotting .
Anyway just took a photo of it covered in snow and wanted to share :)

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Collected juniper 2 years 2 months ago #19841

Right now the tree in question does not look very healthy to me at all a lot of yellowing shoots tells me the plant is not healthy and the first rule of bonsai is of course healthy trees. No you never bare root any conifer as this will truly be a quick demise of your tree. For this tree right now I would just pot up in a large garden container or actually re plant in the ground and let it alone do not worry about the roots at this time wait till the tree gets back to health and then work with it..
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Collected juniper 1 year 11 months ago #22795

Update ;)
the tree has recovered perfectly from the trauma ,
Here's a pic
imgur.com/a/nUBkE
As you can see there's loads of new growth and I only had a couple of tips dying after about a month or two from the transplant.
The problem is all the foliage is on the one side of the tree so it will need a lot of wiring so should I start wiring it now , should I start doing some thinning out now or should I still wait for next year ?
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Collected juniper 1 year 11 months ago #22797

You might get away with some light thinning & wiring, though I wouldn't go heavy. I usually do my heaviest training & wiring the year after a transplant, so the roots are well established, they're healthy & able to aid in the healing of the tree.
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