I decided to put the trees I dug up last year in the ground at our new house. This gave me a chance to show the root growth in one year, though only for 2 out of the 3 trees from last years post. The third tree was fine but was frozen into the ground when we sold our old house this winter, so it didn’t make the trip.
The Japanese maple grew pretty well in the colander and deceloped a nice root pad. I actually decided to experiment a bit and put it in a colander, and then in the ground so that it would grow unrestricted but also keep the roots contained a bit. We will see how it works out.
These pitch pines were planted in pure perlite last year and did pretty well. Back in the ground they go to grow.
All mulched in. I also planted my sorry looking procumbens from last falls bonsainut forum contest since it had so much die back. I hope to update in the future on these.