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Post  moyogijohn on 24th June 2012, 5:17 am

I have a small one that has a stright top trunk.. would it be too late in the year to trunk chop it,, then hope for a bud break to start a new leader for the apex ???? thank you very much john

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Post  Jake16 on 24th June 2012, 3:35 pm

I would say yes but I'm just guessing. For encouragement, I got antsy and decided to dig up a sweet gum way after you should, then it got angry and dropped all of it's leaves Smile . I thought It was dead for the longest time and it just threw out some new foliage a couple of days ago.
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Post  Rui Marques on 24th June 2012, 10:08 pm

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Post  Zach Smith on 24th June 2012, 10:40 pm

moyogijohn wrote:I have a small one that has a stright top trunk.. would it be too late in the year to trunk chop it,, then hope for a bud break to start a new leader for the apex ???? thank you very much john
You're almost certain to get the budding you want. I can chop Chinese elm this time of year with no concerns. However, since you're a lot farther north than I am, your potential issue is that the new growth needs to harden off before winter.

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Post  JimLewis on 25th June 2012, 3:41 am

I think you will be fine if you chop.

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Post  moyogijohn on 25th June 2012, 12:38 pm

Thank You Everyone for your responces and help.. you all know I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET !!!! I think i will make the chop,,the trees go in a green house anyway..thanks again take care john

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Post  Rui Marques on 25th June 2012, 9:08 pm

Hi moyogijohn,

Post some pics of your elm for us.
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Post  Leo Schordje on 28th June 2012, 6:58 pm

I'm in zone 5 and for most deciduous trees, (maples, elms, etc) there is enough time for new buds to grow and harden off before the snow flies all the way up to about July 15. You are farther south, so you might be able to go a bit later. I do prefer to do my trunk chops before July 4, but I have gotten away with it as late as middle July.
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