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40 year old winged elm

Post  kenduncan on Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:31 am

This is a Winged Elm that belongs to a good friend of mine.
It is about 40 years old from a collected tree about 30 years ago. I think that is is a very natural looking tree, I have seen old Winged Elms around here that look very much like this tree.
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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  John Quinn on Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:17 am

I like it Ken! Your photograph is great too. Here's my winged elm last year...though it doesn't have a nice base or ramification as does yours.




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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  sulrich on Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:16 am

Hi,
kenduncan wrote:I think that is is a very natural looking tree, I have seen old Winged Elms around here that look very much like this tree.
Absolutely gorgeous - it really looks like a mature tree in nature. May I ask how large it is?

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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  kenduncan on Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:32 pm

Thanks John, I like your elm also. I do not think that I have seen this one before. Is it new?
MB is planing a new pot for this one this Spring, I think that it will be an improvement.

Thank You Sulrich, the Elm is 30 inches from the rim of the pot.
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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  flytuc on Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:06 pm

Nice one..Looks like a tree in nature..Would like to see this when leaves start to bud open or just after..
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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  luciano benyakob on Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:24 pm

Simple and complex at the same time!
Fantastic plant!
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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  kenduncan on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:08 pm

Stephen and Luciano, thank you both for your very kind comments.
Here is a picture of the tree last Oct. at the Carolina Bonsai Expo at The North Carolina Arboretum.
Ken

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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  luciano benyakob on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:42 am

Already I observed this tree one 40 times!
With or without leaves, the beauty is the same one!
And all shown here also.
My interest in the species is for being it adaptable to the Brazil
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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  Mario Stefano on Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:44 am

[quote="kenduncan"]This is a Winged Elm that belongs to a good friend of mine.
It is about 40 years old from a collected tree about 30 years ago.
quote]

Absolutely beautiful wood, as if I saw how it grows in nature.

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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  AJ on Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:12 pm

Ken - Thanks for posting these pictures; it's good to see this tree get some recognition. It captures perfectly the image of a wild-grown elm, as opposed to an elm shaped to look like a bonsai. You'll remember that at the Expo there was another elm, a Chinese elm, within sight of this winged elm, and that Chinese elm was the epitome of a "bonsai" tree. It had the pointy apex and all of its branches were trained to be descending. It was well done, and no doubt it looked the way that many people expect a bonsai to look, but it had no connection with elms or the vast majority of deciduous trees, beyond the fact that it was genetically an Ulmus species. Nothing says that any given type of tree needs to be shaped for bonsai in accordance with how it typically grows in nature. It's nice to see it sometimes done that way, though, because it shows some honesty and independent thinking. It's also a great challenge to make a bonsai look both naturalistic and artistic.

I had hoped to see this winged elm given one of the awards at the show, but it wasn't. Still, by the response it has drawn here, you can tell that it strikes a positive chord with many people.

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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  kenduncan on Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:31 pm

AJ, You know that I agree with You about this tree. It has never been wired, only clip and grow for 30 plus years. M B has done a wonderful job training this tree.
Ken

This is a virt of the elm with a new pot.

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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  christianne on Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:05 pm

Very nice, I like this natural style!

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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  kenduncan on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:30 am

Chrristianne,
Thank You for you kind comment.
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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  Paul Landis on Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:44 am

man--I love this tree!!! Beautiful.

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Re: 40 year old winged elm

Post  kenduncan on Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:31 pm

Paul,Although it is not my tree, it belongs to a good friend, I am sure that the trees owner thanks You and all of people that have made comments on this old and lovely tree.
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