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Wild Privet, Ligustrum Vulgare. 4 inch base, 19 inches high. 2:moler, 1:grit, 1:bark, 1:sphagnum. Dug on a waxing moon just to irritate the nay sayers ;)5A231C3A-27DA-4502-ADCD-ADA0E815D964.jpeg
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Today I dug this little wee beastie. Field Elm, Ulmus Minor. The base is 8” across and stands 7” high to the top of the stump. Fewer fine roots than I’d have liked, but it is an elm so it’s got more chance than most. Fingers crossed. The trunk is completely hollow with loads of character and age to it. I’ve been searching for one of these for a while.FBCA0082-AEC1-404B-AD5A-BC05D40151F3.jpeg
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A couple of days ago I happened upon this monster field elm, Ulmus Minor, dumped on the side of the road. A victim of a drainage ditch excavation, it was left with two others, one of which was too big to get in my van and the other with poor roots and low chance of survival went straight in the ground with 2 chances. This one though had a nice compact rootball and was protected from drying out by the thick clay encasing it. After (not so) carefully removing as much clay as I could I was still left with an encouraging amount of roots so into a nice big box it went. I removed the moss to get a better look at it and to encourage more buds. I have left the stumps long to leave options, but I plan on a big carve up at some point. The root spread is 15” and it currently sits 27” high. I wanted a monster elm, and that’s what I got!38D94D6F-420F-4FC0-A869-4543F9873B10.jpeg
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are there any trees left in Oxford??
You have some awesome starter material there - think my favorite is the small field elm...
 

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Yea there are a couple left...but I’ve got my eye on them already! :D

Thanks, I reckon I’ve got some good stuff to keep me occupied for a while. Do you mean the hollow elm? That’s probably my favourite too, but I’ve tried to get a selection of various shapes and sizes for various styles. Unfortunately, I still cant do much with them except wait while they try and recover.
 

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