Chinese Elm after Trunk Chop

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Chinese Elm after Trunk Chop

Post  Pete on Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:10 am

Hi all

I trunk chopped my Elm at the end of winter and after pruning the roots when it got a little warmer it's been sat in the sun and new taper has grown very well.

Am just wondering do I start to prune the tree now or do I allow the taper to keep growing to allow the tree to get its strength back after the hard prune in the winter ?

Thanks in advance

Pete






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Re: Chinese Elm after Trunk Chop

Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:35 pm

UK folks can chip in on the length of growing season where you are, etc., but your tree looks very healthy. If it were mine, I'd cut those branches back to a couple of pairs of leaves and let it grow a while, then repeat as many times as I can until fall.

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Re: Chinese Elm after Trunk Chop

Post  fiona on Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:50 pm

Frankly, if it were mine here 100 miles up the road, I'd do nothing this year to it except let it grow and give myself something to work with next year.

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Re: Chinese Elm after Trunk Chop

Post  Justin_ on Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:24 pm

What size are you hoping the tree will be eventually? If it were mine I'd put it in the ground now and leave it until next year with a view to developing a tree about three times the current trunk height. However, you might need to give it some winter protection which my Chinese Elms do fine without.

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