Hello guys. It's cold outside here in Dallas, so I figured I would come online and post a couple pics of my chinese elm. I bought this thing at Home Depot in a clearance section at half price because it looked such a mess. On this visit they had two large mallsai for sale (one elm, one ficus) that dwarfed the crappy little figs they normally carry. Since I don't have a greenhouse, the ficus stayed and the elm came home with me. I pulled up the glued on rocks, and then repotted it into 100% turface. It grew like crazy last spring and summer, and I wired a basic structure for it from the new shoots. I just separated the top and am trying to root it as a huge cutting, and I trimmed the tree back to show the basic outline I am shooting for. It will have a large scar where the top was removed, but I think I can hide the scar behind the foliage, and I hope it heals over well. Anyway, here are the before and after pics and comments are welcome.