Got any tips on transferring weeping bald cypress to pond

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Was grown as a landscape tree and is currently planted as a landscape tree and is just starting to leaf out.

Do I grow it bare-root in gravel or in a pot?
 

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found this http://www.ehow.com/...rees-water.html

it basically says a slow adjustment to the wet conditions and occasionally expose the root-ball to air ( id do this by doing a water change).

I m going to start this, this weekend by digging up my cascade falls bald cypress, rinsing off the roots, sticking it in a clay pellet medium in a pot and slowly submerge more and more of the root ball say a 1/2 inch a week till 3/4s of the root ball is submerged. while doing so water as usual but with pond water.
 

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When I repotted my cypress tree I used clay from around my yard and put it in a 15 gallon pot. My tree is sitting in about 2' of water all the time, the only water fluctuation is about 2". My tree has always been growing in water so there was no need to do the adjustment slowly. Take some pics would like to see the tree you are thinking of transplanting.
 

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Thanks for the support everyone, yah i hope it goes well too. I should be able to start tomorrow but till then here are pics of the cypress as it is today. The white on the branches is latex paint on areas that were it was getting sunburnt.
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It's a pretty tree and love the foliage on them! Hope it works for ya in the pond!
 

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Some pics were taken in the evening and without a flash the camera phone does its best.
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Its in the black tub with water till it gets adjusted then into the pond.
 

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I can't tell how secure it is in the pot, but you may need to stake for some time until the roots grow out and can support it. Did you use all gravel or is it dirt as well can't tell for sure in the one pic.
 

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All gravel, the gravel is heavy enough to keep it upright as it is for now when put into the pond I have a stake available for it.
So far its doing great with heat being in the mid 90's for the past few days here. Ill transfer it to the pond once it shows new branch growth ,which is a sign of new root growth. Thanks for the support.
 

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That is going to look great in your pond, looking forward to the pictures.
 

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