Question on Siberian Elm

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Has anyone ever tried collected Siberian Elm as bonsai. I have heard good and bad reviews. Anyone have experience with this type of elm? Thanks
 

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David J. Rowe published an article on the development of a Siberian Elm bonsai in International Bonsai No.4 1999. He seems to have had good success. Any others with similar results as David's ?
 

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You might inquire about how that elm is faring now. I've heard it was too much of a pain to keep up with...

Siberian elms are notorious for giving up large branches, but they're certainly vigorous...
 
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You might inquire about how that elm is faring now. I've heard it was too much of a pain to keep up with...

Siberian elms are notorious for giving up large branches, but they're certainly vigorous...

I have to agree. This Siberian elm has begun dropping the odd IMPORTANT branch for the last year or two and I've decided to scrap the project.
 

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Thanks for the input Rockm and Chris. These elms grow all over where I live. It always seems to be the case - whatever is most abundant in my area is poor bonsai material. I'll keep searching. I have a lot of eastern red cedars in my area too but don't want to deal with cedar apple rust.

I tried looking for Dave's email to ask him how his Siberian elms is coming along. I was not able to find his e-mail address.

Dave V
 

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Thanks for the input Rockm and Chris. These elms grow all over where I live. It always seems to be the case - whatever is most abundant in my area is poor bonsai material. I'll keep searching. I have a lot of eastern red cedars in my area too but don't want to deal with cedar apple rust.

I tried looking for Dave's email to ask him how his Siberian elms is coming along. I was not able to find his e-mail address.

Dave V

Dave,
David Rowe belongs to the Mt. Arrowsmith Bonsai Club here on Vancouver Island and his email was/is? "djrbonsia@shaw.ca"
Cheers Graham
 

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Has anyone ever tried collected Siberian Elm as bonsai. I have heard good and bad reviews. Anyone have experience with this type of elm? Thanks
Shoot Grouper52 a PM I know he "had" ( a few years ago) a couple, he might be able to shed some light on the subject.
 

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Thanks, Graham and Rick

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