YEW No. 3 – Part 1

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog.

This is a Taxus Baccata (English Yew or European Yew) that I acquired a few years ago. I actually got two and hopefully I will post a story about the other trees’ progression another day. It was originally over three metres tall when I purchased it and I reduced the height to about two metres to allow for transportation. That trim didn’t impact and it grew without problems so some time later I again gave it a trim and reduced the growth to about one metre from the soil level. Its the one on the left Time for a repot and the plan was to pot it into a large square bonsai pot but first I needed to get it out of the plastic pot. Prior to work commencing Standard size comparison The tree and pot combination weighed about 50kg or more and the decision was made to work in situ so part one was to remove the old pot then reduce the root ball so the tree was at a manageable size (and weight). I needed some mechanical assistance The pot was tipped over and the saw used to remove the old pot, then the saw was used to reduce the root mass by about 70%. The soil looked like standard topsoil and no potting mix as such appeared to be used. The old soil A very fibrous root system The square pot I was going to used was not big enough so another pot was quickly selected. The…

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