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May 23, 2023Liked by Max Falkowitz

Great read, I only can relate to all those dead trees. So many variables in tree-stress management! Now that you mentioned larger training pots for small trees I reckon I should change one or two. Do you have any rationale on why this can be a bad thing?is it just the amount of water it holds? Thanks!

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It depends on what you want to do with your tree! Larger pots encourage faster coarse growth for thickening trunks and root flare. Smaller pots slow down growth, keeping nodes closer together, which is good for branch ramification. The risk when you drastically up-size a pot comes from all the extra water held in the soil, as it can prevent air getting to the roots. If you're happy with the general size and scale of your tree, you don't need to up-pot unless the tree is showing obvious signs of ill health from being rootbound in a small pot.

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thanks, makes perfect sense. Now I understand why people have piles of pots from all sizes laying around. Great blog ! I thoroughly enjoy it.

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May 20, 2023·edited May 20, 2023Liked by Max Falkowitz

I love reading this. I really, really, really do not know much about plants. My calamansis' (Yes, there are many) growth is stunted. I know I need to repot them as I have a bunch (around 4-5) together in 1 pot. BUT very afraid to kill them. ESPECIALLY that I grew them all from seed. Eep.

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