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Chuin Elm Project

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akeppler:
BTW, there is no wire on the tree.

Joshua Hanzman:
This is a great progression, a real testament to how fast elms ramify. Thanks for this akeppler!

I do have a question though, could you elaborate on this part for me- The tree responded well and grew new tissue over the broken trunk. nearly all the dead wood was retained for texture and the new trunk has grown over it like lava.

especially-nearly all the dead wood was retained for texture.

how does this work exactly, could this be applied to other deciduous or any other fast growing (rather large scar high healing tree)? Do other people have a name for this kind of technique (i.e. citrication- scarring a tree to increase taper), this is the first i've ever heard of something like this, sorry if I'm bugging ya, I'm just interested in assimilating your technique.

bwaynef:

--- Quote from: akeppler on April 06, 2014, 10:05 PM ---BTW, there is no wire on the tree.
--- End quote ---

Except for that guy wire in the top third-ish on the left of the trunk (unless its been removed in the ensuing 3 weeks). 

I don't want to read more into what you're saying than is there:  Has wire been removed, leaving the branches we see in place, or are you shaping this one primarily through pruning (w/o coiled wire)?

John Kirby:
Wayne, there is wire in the picture. May be removed after photo ?

akeppler:

--- Quote from: bwaynef on April 07, 2014, 08:45 AM ---
--- Quote from: akeppler on April 06, 2014, 10:05 PM ---BTW, there is no wire on the tree.
--- End quote ---

Except for that guy wire in the top third-ish on the left of the trunk (unless its been removed in the ensuing 3 weeks). 

I don't want to read more into what you're saying than is there:  Has wire been removed, leaving the branches we see in place, or are you shaping this one primarily through pruning (w/o coiled wire)?

--- End quote ---

There is no wire on the branches as in coils. Yes there is a guy wire holding down a branch to fill a void. It probably has already set and could be removed now. I'll wait another 90 days though.

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