REPOTTING AND ROOT-PRUNING BONSAI - Part 3 Bare Rooting

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Bare-rooting a second Elm

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This second Elm was last repotted a year ago into a tiny mame pot. During midsummer it was potted up into a larger mame pot (without disturbing the rootball).

repotting elm bonsai

After first removing the soil by hand; this tree had been planted in Akadama soil which has broken down quickly and needs to be thoroughly cleaned.

repotting elm bonsai

After washing the roots.

repotting elm bonsai

Again the roots are trimmed, this tree is to be repotted into a very shallow pot and the roots below the root pad are pruned particularly hard to produce a shallow rootball.

repotting elm bonsai

The two Elms repotted.