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Dano

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A friend of mine has two cork bark elms for sale. One is straight as an arrow with little personality. Any suggestions on cutting it off above the lower left limb. Will it bud back well? The second tree is a twin trunk. Would you cut off one side? Open to suggestions before spending any money. :rolleyes:Thanks

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Martin Sweeney

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Dano,

I think both trees have good trunks up to a point. Either could make a good base for building a new tree. Allowing either to grow un-inhibited for the rest of the year, assuming that they are healthy and in good soil, and giving yourself a chance to really study them, should permit a hard cut back in late winter/early spring. That, in turn should give you an explosion of new buds all over the place.

If you decide to acquire one or the other, or both, I think there is potential there for a good tree.

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Martin
 

Dano

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Martin, I am thing the double trunk cut down would have more possibilities. Thanks for letting me know about the bud back. See you in a couple of weeks at Randy's.

Dano
 

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Not a virtual, but a tree I've been working on. Not too different from the first tree you posted.

Robert
 

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kytombonsai

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Dano, I would go for the twin trunk and then lose the left trunk and also cut back the right trunk. This will give the tree very good taper and it should bud back all over the trunk.

Tom
 

jamie11

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the twin trunk looks good to me. personally i would cut down the right hand side and try and get fresh growth, encourage the left side for greater ramification, then work towards a mother and son sort of style over the next few years, good find
 

discusmike

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I like the twin trunk,like mentioned above,remove the left side,then cut back at a later date.
 
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