It’s now quite hot in Melbourne Australia with temperatures last week staying well above 40 degrees Celsius. A good watering regime helped prevent any leaf burn on my deciduous trees but I was a little worried about this air layer.
However all has gone really well and here are some updated photos.
Plenty of new growth.
Here’s the surface. It’s definitely swelling at the base now.
I gently removed a very fine layer of the surface soil and it was very pleasing to see plenty of very fine feeder roots.
This will be a much nicer tree once the layer is removed but I’m in no rush at all. I think it will be there for quite some time yet to ensure there are enough roots.