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M. Frary

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I could have sworn.
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:18 AM »
  I could have sworn I posted a picture of this elm when I dug it up. Oh well. Here it is now.
 This is an elm that was growing on my property. I have a Siberian and an American elm and all of their young that grow everywhere.
It's one of 20 I collected this spring. It's a cross between the two I believe.
  It's 4 inches at the soil. I didn't trench around the base the year before. No need with deciduous trees in my opinion. Just dig them up, cut off major roots, wash it off and put it in a collander  in pure Napa floor dri. Add sun,water and miracle grow. Three and a half months later.......
 

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Re: I could have sworn.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 09:00 AM »
Did you chop the trunk at about 10 inch from the base?
Good start. I love elm.Have a native one as bonsai myself.
 

M. Frary

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 09:14 AM »
  Yes. Right around 10 inches. Elms are very compliant trees. I have 19 of them in different types or species. Regular Chinese, Corkbark Chinese, Seiju Chinese, Siberian, American. All take everything I throw at them.
 

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Re: I could have sworn.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 05:13 AM »
 :D

Hey M.Frary

  This will be my first winter with trees (mostly Ulmus) in oil dry, 10% pine bark.

I am worried about the soil staying to wet.

Can you please share some of your winter experience with it?  Winter protection, watering, how it does for you etc.

Thaank you kindly!

Sorce
 

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Re: I could have sworn.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 02:40 PM »
You probably posted it in another forum.
 

M. Frary

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Re: I could have sworn.
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 10:09 PM »
:D

Hey M.Frary

  This will be my first winter with trees (mostly Ulmus) in oil dry, 10% pine bark.

I am worried about the soil staying to wet.

Can you please share some of your winter experience with it?  Winter protection, watering, how it does for you etc.

Thaank you kindly!

Sorce

  Hey back Sorce.
 I leave these trees out to freeze solid. I've put some in the ground before, collander and all and they were fine. I kept some in the garage all winter and they were fine. The only time I worry about them being wet is after the leaves turn color and drop off and they
freeze solid.
  The floor dri expands quite a bit when frozen and looks dry but it isn't. The first time I saw it I got worried because you hear horror stories about roots exploding and thought mine were bursting. But they were fine.
  If you are keeping the trees where they're dormant but not frozen
you should be fineThe stuff dries out fairly decently just sitting there. I have had no deaths from winter using floor dri. All of my trees survived last winter just fine. And it was kind of cold last year.
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 10:51 PM »
Thanks M.

  I will probly gather them in a small flat top roof area. With a foot and a quarter parapit wall, inside a large courtyard, wimd protection should be good.

 2 years ago, I was watering once a week. Last winter. Not once. All snow!

I hope we have another wicked one! But I hate it! But I love it.  ???

Thanks again!

Sorce