A ten-foot cabbage tree can be too tall even for a plant geek, especially when growing in such a large container: too tall and too heavy. And way too awkward to wheel on its side into the truck to the greenhouse in the Fall, then back into the truck to the garden in the Spring.
Sawing through the trunk turned a ten-foot tree into a five-footer that rode upright in the truck on the way back to the garden.
So much easier. Would the tree resprout or die? After weeks of warmth and sun in the garden, today I had the answer.