Chinese Elm Pictures

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Chinese Elm Pictures

Post  Dan32673 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:12 pm

Hello everyone,was outside watering and decided to take some pictures of this elm out of my collection,enjoy.[img][/img][img]

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:51 pm

That's a better-than-normal S-curve elm.

I think I'd like to see the tree tilted a bit to the right, so the apex is more over the pot; then a thicker canopy wouldn't hurt, either. Elms in nature seldom have such wide-spread branches and discrete patches of leaves. I can't see the base too clearly, but perhaps -- just perhaps -- it might be planted a tad deeper next time?

Keep at it.

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Chinese Elm Pictures

Post  bonsaisr on Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:25 pm

My suggestions:
Thin & trim the apex to force more growth in the lower branches. Shorten the branches on the left to match the branches on the right.
Google on a few pictures of full size Chinese elm. The canopy is as round as a lollipop. Since bonsai is an art form, you don't necessarily have to follow the tree's natural style, but it helps to keep it in mind.
Iris

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:45 am

NICE Tree,I like it really well..like jim said ,i would strighten it up some.. iris saidtrim the branches that good also.. maybe you could wire the apex branches down a little let it fill out ..good job john

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