Toward the end of last winter I repotted a large Sierra juniper. Because it was planted at an angle, I used blocks to support the tree and keep if from tipping out of the pot. Now that the roots have grown in, it’s time to remove the supports.
Sierra juniper – 32″
After removing the blocks
I also removed the fence that held extra soil mounded above roots that were sticking up on the left side.
After removing the extra soil
This exposed a few small roots so I covered them with white sphagnum moss.
Roots covered with white sphagnum moss
These small roots aren’t important for the health of the tree but I’d like to keep them alive until I repot when I’ll have a better sense of what I can cut.
The next step will be to define the lifeline and clean up the deadwood. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy seeing the tree without the blocks.
Sierra juniper supporting itself
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