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Chinese Hackberry
« on: May 05, 2010, 07:51 PM »
I thought I'd start to document this tree. Although it has been mine for a while, it has lived at the nursery to regain some health and to avoid the extreme temps I have.

Thought it worth a post, your thoughts and opinions welcome.

Jay
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 02:55 PM »
I don't know a whole lot about hackberry.  Is the wood hard?  Any danger in the trunk rotting out along the hollow?
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 04:03 PM »
That's an interesting tree.  I think the uro/hollow needs to be worked a little at the top as it seems to immediately begin.

What indications of poor health is this tree recovering from?

I can't really see a lot of the pot, but what I do see makes me want to see the rest of it.
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 04:36 PM »
Thanks John and Wayne,
This is my first Hackberry. It came north from Florida this spring. The trunk has been cleaned out and a lime sulfur has been applied. I believe this wood is hard and will do fine in the long run with proper care. The tree is starting to throw new shoot and show grwth. It has recently been given its first style and I hope to be able to take and post some new pictures in a few days. The pixs will show the pot better also.

Sorry for the delay in takeing the pictures but I will be out of toown for a few days.

Jay
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 08:15 AM »
Realized I will not be able to take pictures for a few days. Found these which should give you an idea about the pot, the dead wood and the present shape. The only thing I can think of for the look of poor health is neglect and transport to Vermont. Time will tell, but new growth is showing. I did remove some branches in the first styling.

Jay
« Last Edit: May 20, 2010, 08:23 AM by Jay »
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 05:09 AM »
hi mate :)

nice pot and very nice tree, celtis sinesis are great trees for bonsai! i have a few here and even though they are deciduous they can take the tropics aswell (i am in a tropical clime similar to florida). they are very quick growing in shoots wise, not bad at thickening either, especially in the ground.

cletis leaves reduce quite dramatically and very easily a mate of mine has a "finished" tree that would be show ready and it has a very twiggy structure and the average leaf size is about 3/8th of an inch (10mm) long.

oh and the wood is quite hard and deadwood features on a bonsai celtis works very well and will stay pretty good, you could put a wood hardener on it if you feel the need!

i look forward to seeing this one develop, very nice!

jamie :)
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 08:08 AM »
I thought I'd start to document this tree. Although it has been mine for a while, it has lived at the nursery to regain some health and to avoid the extreme temps I have.

Thought it worth a post, your thoughts and opinions welcome.

Jay
Real nice hackberry, Jay.  Do you have any plans to increase the branch density near the apex?  Does the tree normally produce adventitious buds?

Keep us posted on this one.

Zach
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 04:18 PM »
The weather outside is wet and cold. I thought I'd try and update some of my trees with current pictures. This picture was taken earlier this week. The tree has been a strong grower this summer. I had it wired until mid-September. I try and remove wire before moving them in the car from our summer home back to Vermont.

Your thoughts opinions and recommendations are always appreciated.

Jay
 

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Re: Chinese Hackberry
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 03:39 PM »
Forgot to ask in the last post, is there anyone with knowledge of Hackberry?  With this tree living in zone 3B, it will be over wintered in my cold room (my sun room with heat at 35F... colder on the floor).  Being it had the wire removed, should I wait till the spring to wire or can I put wire on this tree for the winter?

Jay