Author Topic: Mystery Elm?  (Read 8233 times)


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Mystery Elm?
« on: July 15, 2015, 06:13 PM »
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Hey guys and gals,

Pulled this volunteer out of the back yard last year.  It had been trunk chopped back to a 5" stump by the yard crew but came back with extreme prejudice.  So, I did a little root prep during summer and potted it up this year. 

The next section of trunk is about the thickness I want it so I'm trying to decide when to chop again.  The first scar has not completely healed over (I just pulled the cut paste off to look and re-apply).  I did some carving this spring to remove the flat spot on the stump and it has healed quite a bit.  My inclination is to hold off until next spring on any more work.

Also, would like thoughts on variety.  The leaves look too narrow to be Slippery Elm.  My guess is that someone has another variety in their landscape and it seeded in our yard.


Larry Gockley

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Re: Mystery Elm?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 06:53 PM »
Don't believe it's an elm. The base of elm leaves are uneven, one side closer to the leaf base than the other. Perhaps get a tree ID book at the local library.