Removing Ficus Roots

johnrjusticeJanuary 25, 2007

Okay so I have this interesting ficus, a commercial bonzai chop I received as a gift back in late summer. A bit of pruning revealed an interesting trunk. Its a healthy little tree that I think has potential.

The only drawback is the Huge Roots, above ground roots, that dwarf the little trunk. Eventually I'd like to remove these entirely, and create a new more appropriate root system for the size of the tree.

Any suggestions on methods would be greatly appreciated.

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lucy(6)

Hi, it's a Ginseng ficus and that's it's nature (to grow huge roots). Even if you succeed in growing a new layer of roots above the old, they too will become fat. Either work with another tree, or learn to love it!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2007 at 11:26AM
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