Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis)

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I think you've given it the right treatment. If it's like the Hackberry around these parts, it'll grow lots of fine roots when it's moist on the lower trunk. I'd have gone further and secured it to a wooden board.
 
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So, I did what I do . . .

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I also knicked up a few spots and dusted them with rooting hormone.
Do you cover, seal or coat with something where the bottom rooting is cut off? If yes, would you share what you use? I'm interested in what you use....you have the Hackberry tree.

My Celtis Sinensis, Hackberry, root experience right now is that the deeper the tree is planted the higher up the roots appear. Roots seem to easily grow anywhere below and right at the soil surface....and quickly....without any special additives or treatments. Fast growing trees.
 
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@Tieball - I thought I got a notification that you inquired about a follow up here, but I don't see your post . . . Did you delete it?
This one is doing fine, but it has been slow to recover from the repot. It has only started pushing growth and a few new buds in the last couple of weeks. I'll try to get some pics soon.
 

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I know I should have just stuck it in a big grow pot after last years pitifully slow growth, but I'm trying to cut down on black plastic pots ;)
Since I have a bunch of inexpensive bonsai pots laying around right now, I stuck it in something that at least has more soil volume than its previous pot, and buried it deep again . . .

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. . . and the plan is to just let that runner run at this point.

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Dood NICE work! I just did root work last night on 35 of these. I have about 20 more to go. I got about 11 little root cuttings to try as well. I have about 10 occidentalis that have are done for the year and have need root work. I am starting to love these more and more.
 

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I'm interested to see what you do with the chopped area....whether it fully rolls over...if you carve into it...or other next stage. Nice work!
Thanks. I'm hoping for a bud or two at the bottom edge of the cut this spring; if I don't get one I may thread graft (I verified with a scratch that it didn't die back any farther). That, coupled with letting the leader run wild, should set that wound on the way to closing.
 
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I have a feeling you'll need to graft roots on there. I've decided to collect seedlings this year for next years root work.
 
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Thanks. I'm hoping for a bud or two at the bottom edge of the cut this spring; if I don't get one I may thread graft (I verified with a scratch that it didn't die back any farther). That, coupled with letting the leader run wild, should set that wound on the way to closing.
Welll...I'm glad to read I'm not the only one that scratches in anticipation.
 

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