... so this forum may go into a kind of dormancy, at least to some point. We can still post photos of the most interesting barks, or leafless trees. Those who have collected seeds can also share their methods and eperience. I'm a bit shy about repotting now, especially since some of my trees (bonsai or others) are in small or shallow pots. Even if they can stand -20° when in the ground (and it never happens here), when the rootball stays frozen for several days, more than 2 weeks, they may die. Not very likely in the Loire valley, but who knows.