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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: bonsaikc on April 22, 2011, 11:58 PM

Title: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: bonsaikc on April 22, 2011, 11:58 PM
Yes, it's my first corkbark Chinese elm. I got it from Frank Kroeker at Sonlight nursery in Topeka. The base and trunk movement, and the plated bark attracted me to this tree. I hope to develop great ramification over the next five years.
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: mcpesq817 on April 23, 2011, 11:02 AM
Very nice tree.  You can probably get great ramification in less time than that with these guys, as they almost grow too fast :D
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: RyanFrye on May 17, 2011, 10:56 AM
Love the trunk Chris!
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: Don Blackmond on May 18, 2011, 08:53 AM
who wired it?
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: bonsaikc on May 23, 2011, 02:14 PM
who wired it?

I did, Don. It was I. Me. Just preliminary wiring to set the base of the branches, and I've since removed some and rewired, pruned etc. I'll post a follow up photo soon.

Chris
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: Don Blackmond on May 23, 2011, 03:19 PM
I was curious if Frank did it.  Don't read anything into the question, other than the who part.

I would consider pulling down the branches a bit more.  Once they set, and begin to bark up, it will be more difficult to move them down.

The tree has an appealing trunk line and will make a good looking bonsai in short order.
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on May 23, 2011, 10:18 PM
Nice looking tree Chris.  How big a tree is it?
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: kabudachi on May 26, 2011, 11:14 PM
Don is right keep those branches down. Great looking tree!

James
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: Treebeard55 on May 27, 2011, 05:06 PM
Excellent image!
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: bonsaikc on May 31, 2011, 06:59 PM
I have actually moved the branches down a bit when I rewired the first time. It grows very quickly and I'm having fun with it so far. It's about 14 inches tall.
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: bonsaikc on July 29, 2011, 11:14 AM
Here's the result of yesterday's work on the elm. I'm as excited about this one as I am the privet. Both grow incredibly fast.
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: Don Blackmond on July 30, 2011, 11:25 AM
Here's the result of yesterday's work on the elm. I'm as excited about this one as I am the privet. Both grow incredibly fast.

Looks a ton better.  Nice job setting the branches.  I like it.
Title: Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
Post by: Rui Marques on October 19, 2011, 06:14 AM
Hi,

Here is a good article for your elm development.

http://bonsaijournal.com/elm-pinching.php (http://bonsaijournal.com/elm-pinching.php)

Cheers