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I haven’t had time to update the website lately so I am trying to catch up on a few posts. The repotting work was actually done on March 11 of this year. I know it is a little late for repotting season now, but maybe there might be some nuggets that you can use next year or maybe, like me, you just like to see how others do things. Either way, here it goes:



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I am still catching up on my posts on the work that I did earlier this year, this tree was actually trimmed in May, a couple of months ago. This is a short post on managing apex growth on bald cypress. Bald cypress (BC) are very apical dominant, no matter how hard we try to bend them to our will, they will always try to grow taller and left to themselves will get out of shape quickly.


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Well, up until tonight (1-30-2019), it has been a pretty balmy winter in the Heart of Dixie and a few of my trees have been waking up kinda early.  This small elm was one of them.  To be fair, it had a position on the bench where it caught a lot of sunlight and with the dark pot the roots probably saw a little more heat, but January is early, even for me.  


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This repot was do done about a month ago, but i thought i would share it.  Thee tree is much more than I have seen anywhere on the 'net and deserves a some recognition, IMHO.  So here it is:

My Dad ask me if I would help him repot one of his bald cypress today. It is a large tree and difficult to lift by yourself, so I went over and we got to it. Here is Dad with the BC:


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Not something that you see everyday as a bonsai, but if you have a little patience, you can make a really nice tree with them.  The tiny oranges that they make are just the right size to be in scale with a medium size tree.  The fruit peels land segments easily, like a mandrin orange, but it is very sour, more like a lemon.


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