So I finally got a new Planter for my “rescue tree” that I got last year. My carpenter friend made this for me based on my details. It might not be the most aesthetically pleasing planter but its highly functional, the simplicity will allow the tree to be the focus. I intend to root prune this tree and wanted to make life easy for me cause the maples really are my thing so I’’m working alone. The tree is taller than me already, I will keep it similar in size but likely I’ll allow the canopy to increase. It’s made of yellow cedar, finger grooves, has sleigh feet with handles (for dragging onto a tarp if I’m lucky) and best of all the sides are removable so I have a “table” to work on when exposing roots (trying to avoid lifting a heavy tree out of something). Let me know your thoughts/ suggestions etc., like I said I love functional so sometimes we gotta give a few things like gorgeous glazed pots, but I like it. It looks huge but its actually not too much larger than the blue pot isn’t he picture, however it is wider.