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boon

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Cork bark Chinese elm
« on: May 17, 2010, 02:24 PM »
here is the tree that starts from airlayering 4 years ago.  we still developing branch structure.  at this stage the work is pruning strong area thin the branches and wire.
before and after pics
 

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Re: Cork bark Chinese elm
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 02:53 PM »
Looking good.  How much work left on this one before it's show ready?  What's next?
 

boon

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Re: Cork bark Chinese elm
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 02:23 AM »
Looking good.  How much work left on this one before it's show ready?  What's next?

the work for the last 2 years were letting the branches run, wire in May-June, rewire, cut those long branches back in fall. feed it well though out the year.  repeat the process.
This year the work will be pretty much the same except i already thing some larger branches on the top off.
 
Next year, i will cut those long shoots in May and again in summer as long as the shoots grow to 6-8 leaves then cut back to 2-3 leaves.
It should be ready to be shown in 2-3 years.  the owner wants to make sure that it has lots of twigs before showing it.
 

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Re: Cork bark Chinese elm
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 01:41 PM »
Any chance you've got a picture of this tree showing the branch structure?
 

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Re: Cork bark Chinese elm
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 01:50 AM »
another year pass.  now i can show the branches structure.
we are happy with the branch sturcture. we will start to refine it next year. 

we strip the levaes off today and cut back again.  it is getting cold and it is changing color.  it is a good time to do it.