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Zelcova Serrata

Post  Rui Marques on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:31 am

Hi everyone,

If you come across with this project, what would you do to improve it?









Please, take a time to comment, make some virtuals.

Thanks.

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Re: Zelcova Serrata

Post  JimLewis on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:44 am

I don't know a lot about Zelkova, but there seems to be an awful lot of long, fairly thin thin trunk there. Too bad you can't take about 12 cm out of the center. A trunk chop may be called for, together with planting in the ground for a couple of years, if possible. The base looks promising, but you eventually will want to get rid of that fat root.

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Re: Zelcova Serrata

Post  Bob Pressler on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:46 am

I'd consider chopping the trunk about 4" or so from the ground and making a broom style.

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Re: Zelcova Serrata

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:01 pm

Or put a large bend in the trunk.

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Re: Zelcova Serrata

Post  will baddeley on Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:07 pm

Bob Pressler wrote:I'd consider chopping the trunk about 4" or so from the ground and making a broom style.

Sound advice from Bob.
Trying to bend even a thin Zelcova will not give a good or convincing result.

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Re: Zelcova Serrata

Post  Neil Jaeger on Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:23 pm

I think im in the same boat. I just got mine for $10 at the club auction. You cant tell but on the back of the tree where the branches come out, there is a pretty bad scar like a branch was ripped off. I guess yours and maybe mine will have to be a chop according to the guys with more experiance.


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Re: Zelcova Serrata

Post  drgonzo on Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:24 pm


Neil-

Stick it in the ground for a few years, if not just get it into a good sized pot and grow it out to an inch or two thick then trunk chop. I know your space is limited so that may be wishful thinking on my part.

If it were mine i would keep it as a clone mother, grow it out, and take cuttings and do a forrest planting with them.
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Re: Zelcova Serrata

Post  lordy on Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:06 pm

air layer? Then you'd end up with a shorter trunk with some rootage, and a crown of sorts ready for developing.

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