Ulmus procera..building show winning Nebari

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Thanks Bodhidharma, I didn't think you could treat them like an olive, now I totally understand your photo progression so thanks for answering.
I have read the soil threads previously but can't remember your contribution...but I will find it. Happy with my soil mix, but was just curious as yours looked like it had a large organic component from the pics.
Thanks again, Dario.
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alpineart wrote:Nice post Bodhi , very informative , need to get onto mine or they will take some hard work to pull them back . Time is against me .Cheers Alpine
Greetings Alpine..English Elms get away quickly and their health can deteriorate. I understand 100% about time being against you and sympathize.
Dario wrote:Thanks again, Dario.
No problem Dario. Reading the thread back it could have been a little hard to follow. Happy that you understood it well.
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Excellent pictorial Diederik!
I've just made it a 'sticky' so it will be utilised more often.

Thanks :tu:
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Update :bump: please :worship: :worship: :worship:
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Hi Budhi

An amazing looking tree do you have any new photo's to show us

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I love this post bodhi, I find most of your posts informative... a question, can this be applied to all elms.. or only english elms? I was looking at the chinese elms the other day... when you scrape back the cadnium... do you do anything else?? have you seen the toothpick method? is that a similar thing?
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VelvetSicklid wrote:Update :bump: please
The Hacker wrote:An amazing looking tree do you have any new photo's to show us
I will dig it out and see if i can get some shots today. I have left it to just grow on and thicken its branches.
paddles wrote:a question, can this be applied to all elms.. or only english elms?
Good question Paddles and the easy answer is..i dont know..good opportunity to have a go.
paddles wrote: when you scrape back the cadnium... do you do anything else?? have you seen the toothpick method? is that a similar thing?
Once i have scraped the cambium i apply root hormone to the area. The tooth pick method is different. The method came from the Koreshoff's and was only used to fill gaps in the Nebari but i have done it around entire trees with good success
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so lifting an elm now is a good thing?? I thought it was still to early? (april??)

I have an elm that is not looking as healthy as I would like, would lifting it to see what the roots are doing? if anything? be a good/bad thing???
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Great technique Bodhi !!! i look forward to seeing that tree,s progression ! :clap: :hooray: :tu:
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paddles wrote:so lifting an elm now is a good thing?? I thought it was still to early? (april??)

I have an elm that is not looking as healthy as I would like, would lifting it to see what the roots are doing? if anything? be a good/bad thing???
Sorry Paddles when i meant dig it out i was referring to extracting it from the rear of my growing area, lugging it to a place to photograph it and lugging it back again. Now is NOT a good time to be digging Elms although i think a young one would survive the ordeal. Last two weeks of August is the ideal time although i have shown on the experiment i did on E.E's that you can work on them right up until January.
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Thanks for that bodhi, im gonna have to save this post.

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The tree has been left to grow and i have just cut the branches back a tad. It is my intention to get branch thickness and then begin work on secondary and tertiary's within the next 3-5 years. Its a little untidy but i have got some new branches to work with so all is good.
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Hi Bodhi, your elm is looking great and I will enjoy watching this one develop :tu2:
paddles wrote:... when you scrape back the cadnium... do you do anything else?? have you seen the toothpick method? is that a similar thing?
I found this the other day and I am including it in response to the query raised by paddles...look for the pic with the red dots paddles...
http://www.bonsaibasho.com/micromarket/ ... brary/a375
They don't use toothpicks, but they do drill holes.
Bodhi, I hope you are ok with me putting this in your thread?
Cheers, Dario. :wave:
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Definitely one of the best elms trunks I have seen!
You should be very proud Bodhi, Is there an update on this tree?
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Whats this tree i noticed it in the back ground
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