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transferring from container to tray need help...

hi.i need to transfer my needle juniper from container to tray(shallow).as it is in container since 3 years,its tap root will be long enough to set in the tray.what should i do,do i need to wire the root and bend it like we do to branches please help.
it is in formal upright style and about 10 inches high does the tray will look nice for it or bowl?

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What I think you can do is, if there are enough side roots, sever the tap root at a certain point. However, I have no experiance with junipers, so I do not know the extent to which there roots can be pruned and still survive.

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