Pot disintegrated. Root prune now?

lsohOctober 5, 2012

I have a small young mulberry tree in a container. It's maybe 4 foot tall. I need to move it for the winter. When I tugged on the container, the container pretty much disintegrated. I'll need to repot. Not on this tree yet, but our leaves our just begining to turn brown now. Should I root prune now or just attempt to stuff it all in another pot? (A larger pot is not an option.)

Thanks.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I'd scoop up what you can, disturbing the roots as little as possible, over-winter in an unattached garage, and do the repot in the spring at the first hint of bud movement. Make a note of when that was & do the next repot 1-2 weeks earlier. Toss a little snow on the tree from time to time as insurance against the root mass drying out too much.

Al

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lsoh

Thanks.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 9:22PM
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