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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Larrytx on May 23, 2016, 12:48 PM

Title: Lacebark Elm
Post by: Larrytx on May 23, 2016, 12:48 PM
Hi Folks.  I am a beginner and trunk shopped this Lacebark elm at the beginning of this spring.  The trunk diameter is 1 and 1/8 inches.  The trunk is about 4 and 1/2 inches long.  My question is when do I begin trimming away some of the new growth, or should I continue to let them them grow until more hardened off?
Thank you for any help.
Larry
Title: Re: Lacebark Elm
Post by: Alex_Curtis on June 07, 2016, 08:16 AM
Allow to grow until they're thick enough for your liking then chop back. Usually 1/3rd thickness of the trunk

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Title: Re: Lacebark Elm
Post by: bwaynef on June 16, 2016, 10:55 AM
You might as well choose the branches you want and direct the tree's energy into those branches.  Cut off all the ones you don't need.  Wire the others for direction/angle, and let it grow for the rest of the year.