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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:46 pm

MY Elms now have no leaves..on one of them it was suggested i shorten the apex branches...could i do this now since i can see every branch???would it be better to wait till early spring??? what about die back on these branches??? just a thought...thanks for a response..take care john ( i am cold) 4 inches of snow!!

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:48 pm

Leave a stub above the bud you are trimming to.

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:09 pm

hi jim,,This is the thee you said needed the apex shorten some when i posted it in leaf.. i can just see the branches now and am getting them ready for the little greenhouse..how long of a stub???thank you take care john

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Re: elm question

Post  JimLewis on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:30 am

However long you want it. It depends on the space between buds. 1/8 inch. 1/4 inch. It doesn't matter.

Choose one. All you want is to buffer the bud from any possible dieback. But you don't need calipers.

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:49 am

Thank you very much JIM,,I will do a little pruning now...take care john

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