Pretty little zelkova

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This little zelkova was a volunteer growing in a median. This baby looks to be about 2 years old. The roots were decent, and distributed somewhat evenly. What appealed was the nice straight trunk and the graceful flare at the base. It is about 1.5” at the base and 3/4” a few inches up the trunk. I collected it about two weeks ago and it seems to be doing well. About 18” tall. Will probably be drastically shorter in a few months.
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I found one that had a little thicker trunk, but the roots were pretty bad. I cut a couple of bad ones and replanted it. Maybe next year if the roots improve.
 

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Woah, that’s quite a find! I want to assume it’s a bit older than two years, but I have no clue.
 

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Woah, that’s quite a find! I want to assume it’s a bit older than two years, but I have no clue.
Two years was a guess, based more on the development of the area than anything else. It was in a median and a redeveloped industrial area that just opened last year, so it is possible the infrastructure went in sometime earlier.
 

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Oh yeah. Great score. Did it sulk or drop any leaves after collection?
No, it didn’t. The first couple of days the leaves were a little rolled up, but they opened up a couple of days later. I was worried that it might be off season to collect, but from what I’ve read recently I might have timed it okay after all.
 

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