Hi! I found this to be an awsome place to get solid input, so I will try again
I have found a great pinus sylvestris in a bog/swamp. It has great movement and is short and stunted, trunk of ~2.5 inches, and 20 inches or so tall. Although not as healthy as I would like. Some long and thick branches and som leggy ones. And really far reaching rootes.
So now i have removed the upper surface layer over the rootball and teased out both som structural and fine feeder roots. I made a trench so water can escape and used root hormone and packed the lower part and the feeder roots in pumice. I am now hoping that the better o2/h2o balance will trigger some close to trunk root growth.
My plan is to start fertelizing in spring and if really good growth pinch to transfer energy to weaker parts, and hopefully also get some backbudding. If a second and third flush I will repeat pinching strategy.
In autumn I will inspect roots, and if substantial new growth I will collect. If not I will wait until next spring.
However I would like to chop off some branches this autumn, but wonder if to early? Also wonder if my plan is viable!
Also if any suggestion on design it would be appreciated:)