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    Ulmus parvifolia (45 years old)

    Hi,

    I present you my big Ulmus parvifolia. This elm was bought, one year ago in garden centre. Of Chinese origin, this tree arrived very sick in my collection, but I liked the shape of trunk.

    After numerous works, I managed to save it. It is in the course of restructuring for the last year.
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    Hello,

    The phase of reconstruction continues. Here is the tree after wiring and pruning.

    In October, the tree will be cut and repotted. The next year, the formation of the secondary ramification can begin.

    What is your opinion ?
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    Last edited by Séquoia; 06-01-2011 at 04:35 PM.

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    Very beautifully done and very inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

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    Thank you Urthman.

    I would make photos of its evolution.

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    Very well done...

    Mike...:O)

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    Good evening Mike,

    This tree was purchased in a gardening 63 Euros (92 USD) in August 2011,
    the normal price for a tree of this age is 600 Euros (880 USD).
    The trunk was rotten in several places. The tree was in very bad
    state. A lot of work cleaning was necessary. I do not
    wanted to repot, despite a substrate of Chinese origin.

    At first, I brought many trace elements, fertilizer
    and algae.

    Despite a very cold winter, the tree stayed all winter on my
    balcony.

    In February, new shoots have emerged, but the branches were
    very misplaced. In mid-March, I cut most branches (you
    can see the photo on my first post).

    The tree has been heavily fertilized with nitrogen. I let them grow
    branches that interested me.

    I formed the tree tops by wiring. Then I cut
    larger leaves. Secondary branching occurred. It
    measuring ten centimeters today. I'm going again
    formed by the ligatures.

    This fall, I remove the wiring. In spring, the tree will
    repotted and pruned severely.

    Then the same process will be applied until I obtain a
    satisfactory result.

    It will take four years to rebuild the tree. If I get there
    I got a good deal. Here are the latest pictures.
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    Last edited by Séquoia; 06-05-2011 at 10:14 PM.

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    Hello,

    This is the second phase of training for this year. The wires were removed.

    All the large leaves were also removed. The tips of branches has been kept intact to allow growth of the diameter of the branches.

    Post-script: The white marks on the leaves are micronized sulfur.
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    Very nice tree Sequoia.
    Make friends with a squirrel. Climb a tree and act like a nut...

    I've been bonsai'd by the big guy in the sky

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