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John Kirby

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2014, 08:50 PM »
If I were being snarky, it would be "uninteresting".
 

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 05:47 AM »
 ;D  lol    thanks John.
 

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2014, 06:54 PM »
If this tree was a volunteer, urban yard-adori, then I would guess that it most likely is Ulmus americana or Ulmus pumila (Siberian Elm) Berwyn had many, many American elms until the plague years, of Dutch elm disease. Lots of seedlings still around. Siberian elm was planted heavily immediately afterwards with the thought that they are immune to the disease. If your home is near one of the forest preserves along the Des Plaines river or Salt Creek, it might be one of the other native elms. But if you are in the middle of town, the first two are the most likely guesses.

Telling one elm from another is an art. You have to look at leaves, notice the details as to how it connects to the leaf petiole. Look for the presence, or absence of hairs where veins meet on the underside of the leaf. Take notes, save the leaf. Then in winter take a twig and examine the leaf scars. Then, armed with these three traits, you can hit a tree key and narrow it down to species.

"elm" is good enough for me. It is good to work with locally native or naturalized material. It will be bullet proof as far as hardiness goes.

Now I should get off the computer and start an air layer myself, on a JM I have been wanting to get off its graft. It is almost too late in the year, though since I can protect it from hard freezes for the winter, it really doesn't matter much.
 

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 07:38 PM »
We still have some nice ones. 23& Ridgeland

This is my favorite. I mean to get a picture of the excellent buttressing nebari soon.

Ride Home from work. Drive by.

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Oh. The A/L was in North Riverside. Spittin distance to the Des Plaines.

 

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 10:48 AM »
Nice - the house I grew up in had a wonderful vase shaped american elm, it is good to see there are still some around. Classic American elm shape. You almost never saw anything other than the vase shape on mature trees.

Is that a Northern Pike on the hook? Sweet. The DesPlaines is an interesting River. You know, if you head to the area near where the Des Plaines joins the Illinois River, on the rocky bluffs there you will find a sub-species of the Red Pine - Pinus resinosa, this subspecies is almost extinct, a couple thousand trees left in the wild and that is it. All within a mile or two of each other. The difference from the type form of P. resinosa is that the pollen is red, or reddish, rather than the typical yellow. The trees are on the bluffs in the state park that includes the junction of the 2 rivers. One of the few Rhododendrons found in IL is also on the same bluffs. Worth a hike if you get time.
 

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 05:31 AM »
Yup. Northern.

Thanks for the info too.

Almost got that Nebari photo yesterday.

Maybe 2day!

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2014, 07:37 AM »
Well. I removed all the old leaves. I like to remove the damaged ones so I can tell if new pests are present.

All new growth. With roughly 2.5 months for root growth, I reckon it will live!

Love Ulmus.

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2014, 02:54 AM »
jip jip elms be tough...

good going dude
 

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2014, 02:28 PM »
8 days a week!   I mean 8 days later!


I found some caterpillars today.  Snip snip. 3 story fall. :-*

Pic was actually taken yesterday.

I found the spherical pearly eggs startimg about a week.5 ago. On all the elms. Through most of em out but left a couple to see the buggers. Missed a bunch from a different laying. If Im correct this happened much earlier last year? ???

Anyway. I think it will survive the root work.

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2014, 10:38 AM »
Old Yeller.
 

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« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2014, 11:07 AM »
A pic of the big elms Nebari. Blurry drive by, but you get it.

And said friend boxer dipping in the river a few days ago fetching keys, phone, after dropping them in releasing a northern. Lol

Full circle achieved!

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2015, 07:23 PM »
An excellent (by drive by phone standards) shot of the naked crown of that old Berwyn Ulmus.

I'm going to start 3 in this fashion in spring.

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Re: Layer at a friends house.
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2015, 12:41 PM »
classic Ulmus americana shape, love them.