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chappy56

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Attached are a couple of photos of a Chinese Elm that I have that has sat outside since I got it back in the spring. I let it go kinda wild all summer and just worked on getting it healthy. It seems to be healthy enough and I was hoping it would be completly bare by now so I could see what I had to work with but the leaves are still hanging on.
My questions are as follows..................

1. Do I leave it right where it sits all winter, (I'm in zone 5 and we've already
had snow), or do I put it in my unheated garage?

2. I intend to carve on the trunk to eliminate some of the dead wood. Is there one time of year better than another to do so?

-thanks
 

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greerhw

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I kept my in the garage for for 4 or 5 years with no problems, just be sure to water it now and then.

Harry
 

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(1) Put it in your garage. I used to live in Chicago and would overwinter mine in the garage no problem. Just make sure the roots don't freeze and make sure they don't dry out.

(2) In the spring when it is starting to push growth is best, though to be honest any time during the growth season in general is probably ok, Chinese elms are so rugged.
 

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