I bought a Bay tree standard a few years ago. I planted it in a pot and now the whole pot is completely full of roots. Its hard to even insert a moisture probe into the growing medium, without breaking the probe. Its jam packed of roots and impossible to remove the tree from the ceramic pot ,which is about 18 inches wide, by lifting it out. Watering is quite difficult as water sits on the top for some time, but eventually does drain through. I dont want to smash the pot as its a very smart one, and strong too. Im thinking maybe it will crack the pot eventually if it continues as it is now. The tree appears in quite good health otherwise, but not much growth. It seems the pot cannot retain much moisture. In any ideas about how i can remove the tree? Perhaps with a cutting tool such as a hacksaw blade? Is is a good idea to remove the tree, if possible, and then substantially trim the root ball so new compost can be added around the edges? Thank you.