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kevinlovett86

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So I cheated, I didn’t make this, I bought it. Also, it came from zone 6 or 7, so it might even wake up in my brutal winter (it seriously is brutal, too hot to go without AC but not hot enough to justify turning it on).
Anyways, I think I wanna raise it 2 or 3mm to expose some roots. It’s already towering at a staggering 77-ish mm so raising it will still keep it below the 100mm/4inch mark.
And what do you guys think? I feel like I wanna grow that 1st branch out a bit, it’s got a lot of top growth to compete with, so we’ll see what the tree wants to do

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Not cheating at all. Nice little elm!

I have a similar elm that developed some decent branching this year until the resident rabbit thought the fine(ish) branches looked like a nice midnight snack.
 

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That seems the perfect combo for your situation too!

great tree!

Sorce
 

just.wing.it

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Nice little guy!
I would allow that first branch to grow out for now, you can always remove it later.....but putting it back on can be difficult.

I like hexagonal pots too! 👍
 

kevinlovett86

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@sorce yeah, I’m probably gonna be a younger Morten Albek with all Shohin and smaller

@just.wing.it think I’ll be strict on the top growth and let that 1st branch run free a bit
It’s my 1st hex pot and I might get into it, I like it already. What’s the deal with them though? Can’t decide between oval/round and square/rectangle so hex is where they all meet in the middle?
 

just.wing.it

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@sorce yeah, I’m probably gonna be a younger Morten Albek with all Shohin and smaller

@just.wing.it think I’ll be strict on the top growth and let that 1st branch run free a bit
It’s my 1st hex pot and I might get into it, I like it already. What’s the deal with them though? Can’t decide between oval/round and square/rectangle so hex is where they all meet in the middle?
Never thought about the Hexagon pots like that before, that's funny!
The best of all worlds!
 

kevinlovett86

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With all the last of 2019 and first of 2020 I should probably start my own with 1st bud break of 2020

Anyways, question, is thiiis
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The correct time to deal with this...??
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also, I’m not entirely happy with the base of the tree. I want to comb the roots out and plant the tree on something flat, maybe a bottle cap will do. They can deal with heavy root pruning right? And is now the perfect time?
My temperatures are mid 20’s every day
 
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