Repot an old Acer. See click see more for a summary of this video.
This Acer was repotted after three years. It had become root bound. At every repot I tend to remove soil from the top to expose about 3 to 5 cm of the tree’s trunk, which was previously covered, by raising the tree in the pot. After the surface soil was removed and roots removed, the tree was taken out of its pot. The roots had gone round and round in the pot and it was clear that the tree was root bound. At the bottom, the roots were very dark, blackish colour, indicating these roots were dead, caused constantly there being water under the pot and getting into the pot via the drainage holes, drowning the roots. The bottom part of the root ball was worked on removing the dead roots and also the roots which had gone round and round. That’s in this video, it is continued in Part 2, click the link to watch it now.