I’m sure this has been beaten to death on forums across the web, but I can’t find anything that really satisfies my concerns.
I recently dug up a nice bald cypress, recently as in 3 days ago. It was completely dormant, had dropped most of its needles, and what was left was brown and crispy. I couldn’t manage to get a lot of feeder roots, let alone a rootball, as the thing was a taproot masterpiece. I believe I got enough for it to have a good shot however.
My question lies in aftercare. Aside from keeping it nice and moist and just leaving it alone, are there anything’s I can do to increase its chances and health?
I pruned off unnecessary branches and chopped the trunk. I have it in a make shift Anderson flat, basically a 2x2 grow box with 1/4" hardware cloth (wire mesh) for the bottom. Soil consists of nursery soil, perlite, and a good deal of pine fines.
I’m in 9b, Southwest Florida.