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bonsaikc

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Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« 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.
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #1 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
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 10:56 AM »
Love the trunk Chris!
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 08:53 AM »
who wired it?
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #4 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
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #5 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.
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 10:18 PM »
Nice looking tree Chris.  How big a tree is it?
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 11:14 PM »
Don is right keep those branches down. Great looking tree!

James
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 05:06 PM »
Excellent image!
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #9 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.
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #10 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.
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #11 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.
 

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Re: Corkbark Chinese Elm...NEW!
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2011, 06:14 AM »
Hi,

Here is a good article for your elm development.

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

Cheers