TTSBE Foster Day At Persimmon Hill (Day 1 of 2)(1-23-2015)
A great big thank you to our visiting artist, Kathy Shaner, for coming to Texas every year to work with our volunteers to improve on the exhibit trees. Audrey is a long time member of the Austin Bonsai Society and some of her trees are in the temporary care of Terry Ward at Persimmon Hill Bonsai.
Kathy evaluating a Chinese quince that belongs to Audrey before repotting.
Use copper wire to mark new front.
Looking at roots.
Removing wire to get the tree out of pot. Soil mix for TTSBE trees.
This shows the tree out of the bonsai pot and Kathy is talking about the roots.
Removing soil around roots.
Observing the excess roots.
Reduced roots using chisel and hammer.
The removed quince root.
Use chopsticks to move roots into place.
There is a hole in the middle.
Use knife to score the tree so the cambium will grow together.
Remove excess roots.
Gained about two inches by removing the excess roots that are sticking right down.
Almost ready to put back into a bonsai pot.
Took part of the root off so the tree could develop more fine roots.
Make sharp cut with knife to help the tree send out roots.
Make slits on the side of the roots so we can get more roots.
Proper way to cover the hole in the bottom of the pot.
Wire to the side and not the middle because we are going to pull down on it.
The famous 5th wheel.
How to use the 5th wheel.
Make a mound in the middle.
Layer newspaper in the middle so as to retain water better.
Putting the tree back in a pot.
Side view of the tree.
Pile more soil on top to encourage surface root growth.
Put moss on top to seal in moisture.
Put some old soil on top to keep in moisture.
Water the tree well after repotting.
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