Author Topic: Collected English Elm  (Read 3061 times)

bretts

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Collected English Elm
« on: June 22, 2009, 01:48 AM »
I collected this Elm last year and found that it is common for these to be suckers from other trees so the root base usually consists of two large side roots after collecting. My thoughts has been to ground layer the base but recent reading has me thinking It would be much simpler to wrap wire around the base and plant deeper to encourage a new set of roots.
This is my plan at the moment. I think I will also chop the top to a new leader but have considered that leaving all the growth on until it has grown new roots would help the process?
I have read lately that late winter is the best time to do trunk chops as it increases the amount of advantageous budding?
Thanks for any Ideas or criticism ;)
 

bretts

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Re: Collected English Elm
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 06:45 AM »
Thanks for the welcome Irene.
I have considerd grafting some roots but if you look closely you may notice the trunk sinks in (negative taper) just above the roots And they are very bad roots it is like the trunk is sitting on a big bar.
There are no leaves on the tree :o
 

Jerry Norbury

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Re: Collected English Elm
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 06:00 AM »
Nice material - it even has some taper.

Ground layer (airlayer it underground...) it to form new roots at the appropriate point on the trunk.
 

scottroxburgh

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Re: Collected English Elm
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 01:11 AM »
Hi Brett,

I recently collected some 2.5m high english elms using a 'ground-layer'. I figured that this gave me a head start as opposed to collecting and then layering the elms once done. the only down side was the walk with buckets of water to the 'layer' sites.

In short definitely use a ground layer nice white fleshy roots await you!

Scott.