Tonight I have re-potted two of my Totara’s. One is an existing Bonsai of many years, and the other is a cutting I did in 2012. The bonsai was taken out of the pot and trimmed around the edges and bottom of the root ball only. The cutting was taken out of the pot and large roots removed from underneath and the outside of the root ball only. Neither trees where bear rooted as Totara’s don’t like it.