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    Wind blew my Ficus over, need help transplanting

    I have a Ficus that is about 10 feet tall that was planted in a container but then the roots grew out of the bottom and into the front yard. I then cut the conainer off and built a box around the tree and weighted it down with rocks. When the wind blows very hard the Ficus falls down. The edge closest to the ground in the picture are where the roots grow into the ground. Can I save this tree? Any help would be greatly appreciated as the tree is laying in my yard which can't be good for the roots.
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    RE: Wind blew my Ficus over, need help transplanting

    if you live in a sub-tropical zone go ahead and throw it in the ground, that will be the best thing for it. if not, put it in a container near a wind block. if the roots grow out of the bottom, it means its past due for repotting or planting in the ground.

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    RE: Wind blew my Ficus over, need help transplanting

    Not the best tree for windy areas and don't plant it anywhere near your house. The large surface roots can be a problem, even at considerable distances.

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