Top Down Repotting

Has anyone done a Top Down Repot such as shown in the Top-Down Bonsai Repotting Technique for Field-Grown Trees - Tom Fincel at Farm To Table - BSOP (
If so, any recommendations on the technique?


It makes sense for nursery stock Juniper, pines and maybe a older sheen based tree. Its sort of a play on ground layering …without the advantage of already having some roots started. Although in his example it was coming out of a pretty aggregate soil. It seems like a intelligent conservative approach, which is great if you have a piece of material that is above your skill level. If you have a something in clay (bagged & burlapped) I would give this a try .

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Ryan addresses this in this Q&A 53:27 - Top down reporting

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