Large Maple Groundlayer

A couple of months ago I managed to have a look at the new roots growing on this very large Japanese Maple garden tree that I had ground layered two years ago here.

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 autumn 2017

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March 2018

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Evidence of new roots

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Wooden box removed and rootball undercut

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Plenty of new root beginning to thicken.  These were spread and left to extend and thicken.

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No new roots on this side.  Older thicker roots were trimmed around the whole tree.

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The bare side was cut again and pasted with rooting hormone.  Tree replanted with free draining soil mix and covered.

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Back in the flower bed for another two years.

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