Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Collected chinese elm

This is one of my chinese elms which I planted in a bed in my nursery about 8 to 10
yrs. ago.
After 4 yrs. I had vowed to dig them up but after finding my self to busy with other
things in my nursery. I always found that spring had past & I said "Oh well I'll dig them up
next yr." then next yr. Then next yr.......Well next yr. has finally arrived!!!!

This tripple trunk next to one of my cenmented
posts was my first choice to dig up.
I figured it to be one of the hardest to dig up.

I was right one of the roots was under
the cement of the post.

After much digging & cutting roots we were
able to lift the large root ball out.

After loading on a wagon I had to decide
which side to cut off.

After much thought I decide to cut the
right side off & also cut the top of the
remaining tree off.

This is the left side of the tree which had two trunks
& was cut off;you can clearly see the three trunks.

In this picture you can see where the cuts were made on the left & the top of the tree.

You can see the out line of the tree & also
the cuts that were to the massive root ball.

This is after it was potted up in my bonsai
mix consisting of lava rock ,compost,soil,worm
castings,llama-poo,& watered with root stimulator & super thrive.
There were very few roots left on this
tree wish me luck I hope it survives!!!!
I will post on this tree later.

Wax on.......Wax off

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