Question about juniper yamadori: how hard a prune can junipers take? Just dug up a huge juniper for free. The tree was about 3m tall. Had to cut it back about 50% just so i could lift it and fit it in the car! Have put it in a box with a mix of pumice, perlite and tiny bit of bonsai soil mix from bunnings.
Despite my best attempts at wiring it down, which admittedly could be improved, it is still quite a beast to manage given its size. I've had to lean it against a wall but even then I'm not too sure how stable it'll be just from the sheer weight of itself.
Was wondering about pruning it back more just so its a manageable size. Will it affect chances of survival?
Adelaide, South Australia