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Jim Doiron

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Yamadori elm
« on: February 26, 2012, 07:21 PM »
This tree was collected three years ago and has come a good ways since then I think. (still a ways to go yet). The first few images show the collected material and then after the major chop and re-growth then the first cut back after a years growth.
 

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 10:01 AM »
great that will be very nice!
 

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 07:57 PM »
Hmm, looks familiar.  Any updates?
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 06:02 AM »
There were but I had trouble getting these posted and thought they hadn't posted at all, sorry.
As I was saying...
Here is the work on the hole and the repotted tree as of this weekend.
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 06:03 AM »
Top view and a pipe dream hope for it:
 

Josh

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 09:22 PM »
Looks like you have a nice start.  Any consideration to lower the apex, to the short branch headed to the right?  This would give a bit more taper to the upper half of the tree.
 

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 09:44 AM »
Jim, what's the anticipated final height going to be?
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 11:32 PM »
Josh, I think that is a good option I might look at. Since I am kind of thinking of the hole as a feature it might make for a tight margin to squeeze the canopy into.

Chris, the tree itself is around 12" which is a nice proportion for the 3" trunk. 

thanks for the replies.
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Yamadori elm, side note-update
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 05:02 PM »
So the top of the original material was stuck into a sand pile when the large chop was made.  It rooted like crazy and was potted last spring.  I repotted it this sprig to get it into a shallow pot and wired up the branches.  I'm planning on letting run for a year or two and then chopping back again.  Always enjoy getting two trees out of one.

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Any consideration to lower the apex, to the short branch headed to the right?  This would give a bit more taper to the upper half of the tree.
I did end up doing this after getting it re-potted, I'll post some photos after the new growth hardens off and can be wired.
Thanks all
 

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 06:19 PM »
gotta love that :) Branches look to be a reasonable thickness to prune now in my opinion.
 

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 06:31 PM »
Any thought about wrapping some raffia around the base of the new branches right at the chop?  To keep them from bulging out?
 

Jim Doiron

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 07:14 PM »
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Any thought about wrapping some raffia around the base of the new branches right at the chop?  To keep them from bulging out?

I had a rubber plumbing gasket(commonly called a mission band I think) like the one below wrapped around it last year/over the winter. I am going to watch it and apply it if it looks like it is going to start bulging again. I would have to remove the wire to re-apply it but that wouldn't be a big deal.
Thanks, jim
 

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 11:04 PM »
You're ahead of me!  That's a great idea!
 

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Re: Yamadori elm
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2014, 06:36 AM »
Update?