I have two (2) trees that I need to repot this spring. One is a Chinese Elm. The other is a Juniper. I live in Kansas City, MO and temperatures are ranging from 30 - 60 degrees in the next few weeks.
Is it too cold or too early for me to repot the trees? I want to repot them right as they are coming out of dormancy before they start growing. Please give me your opinions and signs (the appearance of buds or new growth) to look for.
Also, I am going to repot & fuse the trunks of 4 ficus retusas (3 large trees and 2 well-rooted cuttings). I plan on repotting those in May right before I put the ficus outside. Please let me know if you think I am going about that in the right way.
I've killed 3-4 trees in the repotting process and kept three alive. This was my first successful winter with temperates. My temperate trees the past 3 - 4 years have all died at various times. I've put too much time and effort into these two trees to kill them.
Your opinions and comments are appreciated.