I was very careful when I stated my question as I knew it could be misinterpreted. I did not want to say that Jonas or yourself contradict each other and if it sounds like it, I apologize. I am pretty sure that Jonas and yourself know when and what to do to any tree. More important, the pre and post care after any procedure. My question was more regarding for a novice (myself) having a larger success rate.
Now, according to your previous answer I would say that my success rate would increase if I don’t decandle the previous year as more energy is stored on the pine needles. But, I could decandle if the tree is strong and repot with the proper pre and post care.
Thank you for sharing.