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is it too late?

Post  bobby little on Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:12 pm

to chop a chinese elm in half? or should I wait until next spring?

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is it too late?

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:21 pm

Vertically or horizontally?

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Post  bobby little on Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:52 pm

either.

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Post  GaryWood on Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:03 pm

Bobby, I think the important question is, are you satisfied with caliper growth this year. If you cut, it stops. If you are satisfied, then cut. I'm assuming this is a healthy, vigorous tree. Elms experience very little die back, if any, and there should be prolific budding.
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Post  bobby little on Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:44 pm

GaryWood wrote:Bobby, I think the important question is, are you satisfied with caliper growth this year. If you cut, it stops. If you are satisfied, then cut. I'm assuming this is a healthy, vigorous tree. Elms experience very little die back, if any, and there should be prolific budding.
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Post  GaryWood on Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:01 pm

Bobby, I don't understand. I'm assuming caliper growth. Girth, diameter, size, when you cut the top, there will be no increase in size this year or very little.
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Post  Fuzzy on Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:17 pm

Bobby show us a pic of the trunk.

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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:40 pm

What is the matter with your Elm Bobby. Does it have contrived curves you want to eliminate? You can cut back severely, this time of year but will get a stronger response if it wasn't repotted as well.

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Post  bobby little on Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:59 pm

it's lacking any taper, and the top is rubbish. nice and thick, but that's about it's only charm. another inexperienced buy a couple of years ago, and not repotted since. It's very vigorous and popping buds all over lower down so I thought I'd reduce it down in the hopes of developing something small and chunky.

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Post  Guest on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:03 am

Go for it Bobby. Tough little trees these. Show us what you plan though?

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Post  Fuzzy on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:35 pm

Show us a pic. Show us a pic. Show us a pic. Go on Show us a pic! bounce

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Post  fiona on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:44 pm

Yeah, Dude! Get 'em up!


btw, "caliper growth" wasn't a term I've come across before either. Ya learn summat new every day on here.

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Post  GaryWood on Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:01 pm

btw, "caliper growth" wasn't a term I've come across before either. Ya learn summat new every day on here.
Hi Fiona, I tend to forget about the "wide" audience Smile I'm also a potter and know that vernacular doesn't travel well Smile Thanks for the reminder.
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btw, caliper is a tool for measuring width or span

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Post  bobby little on Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:41 pm

GaryWood wrote:btw, "caliper growth" wasn't a term I've come across before either. Ya learn summat new every day on here.
Hi Fiona, I tend to forget about the "wide" audience Smile I'm also a potter and know that vernacular doesn't travel well Smile Thanks for the reminder.
Wood
btw, caliper is a tool for measuring width or span


aaahhh reet.

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