1. Anjin Blackthumb

    Zelkova question

    Hey, everyone. So, got a bunch of trees earlier this summer from EGW. Brent's instructions were to slip-pot immediately after arrival. Only problem was when that happened, the only soil I had lying around was regular potting soil. It's always damp, has a hard time drying out. I'm really afraid...
  2. J

    Time Sensitive Collecting

    Hello everyone, I have been developing bonsai for a few years now but only with nursery stock, no yamadori, collecting... Now my aunt's house has gotten quite overgrown the last few years and while looking over the property I noticed a few good candidates for collection. The issue is that this...
  3. MiyagiFan

    Ulmus Jacquelin Hillier - Would You Repot Now?

    So I couldn't resist picking up this Dwarf Elm from a roadside nursery but had to quickly treat a minor case of scale with some oil spray after scraping them off. Otherwise looks really healthy and totally rootbound. Looking to repot asap. Would it be safe to do so now or wait till spring...
  4. Oceanman113

    Elm leaves question

    My Chinese elm has had spotted leaves for months now. I’m a new owner and have inherited this tree in March. It’s about 10 years old and when I got it I just thought it was uncared for. But even the new growth is showing up with spots, so now I’m stumped. It’s also not on one specific section...
  5. M

    Air layer leaves drying out

    Hi, new member here. I'm posting because I have a Chinese elm air layer with leaves that have suddenly started drying out. It was air layered in mid April and has been growing strongly since then. Today I noticed the new shoots and leaves had started to dry out. I took a peek at the cut site...
  6. T

    Chinese Elm concerns

    Hello all. Short time lurker, first time poster. Was gifted a Chinese Elm for my birthday last September and somehow managed to get it through winter. Chuffed with myself I decided to repot at the start of this month as the old soil was regular compost. Repotting seemed to go well, nothing...
  7. MicrototheMacro

    First forest, first post. Help?

    Hey Bnut, longtime lurker, first time posting. I've only been growing bonsai for a short time, maybe 3 or 4 years. Never attended a single meeting, never belonged to a club, never knew another person who seriously practiced bonsai. My venture thus far has been autodidactic, so cut me some slack...
  8. Fishtank307

    Elm bonsai from last years cuttings

    I have +- 20 elm cuttings (Ulmus minor) from last year, that just started to push new growth. They're all from this parent tree: Here are most of the cuttings: I took them in May 2019 and potted them in perlite, mixed with some sand. (No particular reason for this mix, I just had it laying...
  9. C

    Guidance for young Chinese Elm

    Hello all, I have brought my little chinese elm bonsai starter through it's first winter in my garage here in Portland Oregon. About a week ago buds began to sprout and I am looking for some guidance from more experienced folks about what I need to do this spring (repotting, trimming...
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    Drastic pruning to open up the branches and get rid of the matted birds nest. Also took about 3 feet of rope like roots off and re-potted. New growth starting to come. 1st March 2020
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    Chinese Elm begging for a re-potting. Bought January 2020
  12. Maloghurst

    Seiju elm no.1

    This is a little seiju elm. It’s 11” tall at the tallest branch. Trunk is 5.5” tall. Bought in April 2019 from a nursery as a shrub. Thought about hedging this because of the growth habit but decided I did not want a chia pet on my bench. Potentially be a shohin but I’m less concerned about size...
  13. C

    Neglected hokkaido elm

    I got a Hokkaido Elm out of the trash at work. Its in bad shape but has some green growth and it is budding! I need to know how to help it get healthy again. I think it was being overwatered. Should i prune the naked branches even if they have tiny green spots on them? Should i repot it and...
  14. proninyaroslav

    Problems with nebari of Elm. What correction technique is better?

    Hi. I have two elms, their age is about 10 years, and both have a similar problem: the central root isn't in the center, but on the side. These elms grew between the stones. I made a sketch of how this root looks out. It will not be possible to completely remove it, because it's located on...
  15. jbogard

    Yamadori Cedar Elm Straight Into Bonsai Pot

    This weekend I was able to collect a nice size Cedar Elm that has a nice radial root spread and primary branching. I think I may reduce one of the two larger upper branches a bit more but I think I’ll take my time and think on it for a bit. I went straight to a bonsai pot because I didn’t want a...
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    From the top for a better look at the branches.
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    Elm dug from a wooded area 1 year ago. Grew well in a flower pot last year. Potted at an angle and wired up for fun.
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    Now an elm forest
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    Random elms and a gifted cheap pot.
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    In a new training pot you go. Time to grow!
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    The roots circled a bit.
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    Two years in this tiny pot
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    Elm on a rock in a pot
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    Elm on a rock
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    Elm and a rock
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