I decided to tackle this pot of volunteer maple seedlings yesterday evening. I noticed them in the spring a couple of years ago when they leafed out with a rust coloured margin on each leaf. The first picture illustrates
2019 fall leaf colour.
The root ball came out easily because of all of the roots wrapped around the bottom.
Then teasing apart the roots, freeing them from another healthy volunteer and the long deceased fucshia root ball.
I repotted them into a colander without pruning, hoping to encourage growth before I determine if any have potential as single trees versus being part of a forest. There are some interesting variations in growth.
The mature trunks appear to be green but I love the peach colour of the new growth.