chinese elm need a new design

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chinese elm need a new design

Post  lou1994 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:04 pm

Goodmorning,

I have a little chinese elm since 2 years. I let it grow up this years to work it this fall.
I need some advice to find a good style because it's a bite difficult for me with this tree.
The earth is of this spring.
Could you help my to find something for my elm.

Pictures:
today:


This spring:


Thank you very much

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chinese elm need a new design

Post  moyogijohn on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:54 am

You have a stout trunk there..my opion,,i would strigthen it up to the left...isee some inverse taper where the branches start. question only could you carve off the branches on the right to help this??? post what you think and do please....take care john

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Re: chinese elm need a new design

Post  lou1994 on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:01 pm

Hello,
sorry but i dont good understand. Can you explain me again may be with a pictures
thank you louis

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Re: chinese elm need a new design

Post  marcus watts on Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:54 pm

hi,
it depends what tree styles please you, as this elm could be made into any of them. if it were mine i would cut off everything between the stronger bottom branch and a stronger upward pointing branch - then you have a trunk curving into the bottom branch nicely and the new leader taking the tree up to the next branch

i am bad at paint but this is an idea


marcus

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Re: chinese elm need a new design

Post  lou1994 on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:18 pm

oki thank you it's very nice.
Is it possible to keep the hokidachi style or not?

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Re: chinese elm need a new design

Post  marcus watts on Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:39 pm

lou1994 wrote:oki thank you it's very nice.
Is it possible to keep the hokidachi style or not?

Thank you

yes of course you could style it in the broom style - begin by getting the trunk more upright though. then choose about 3 to 5 branches and let them grow long so they thicken, then chop them back to about 5-7cm, from the buds that form on the end of each branch let 2 or 3 grow long then chop back to 5 cm, just keep doing this and you will get a perfect broom tree.

regards Marcus

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Re: chinese elm need a new design

Post  lou1994 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:04 pm

Hello,
I prefer the hokidachi style but the other proposition are very good.
How can i get the trunk more upright though? with wire? with a repoting?
If you're time, can you make me a virtual, pictures???


Thank you to help me with my first bonsai

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