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Nice tree, thanks for sharing!

Do you have considere to left only one trunk line?
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God made this tree a twin trunk and I'm not taking that away from him. (I'm not religious, jk).

The tree would definitely need to be rebalanced as a single trunk and I think it loses what makes it so unique. I definitely like to keep what nature gives me as much as I can.
 

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The tree would definitely need to be rebalanced as a single trunk and I think it loses what makes it so unique. I definitely like to keep what nature gives me as much as I can.
Ok, that sounds like that you don't have the guts to do it. Jk too 🤣🤣

But if you like as it is, no more to say.Wonderful tree anyway.

P.S In Madrid's botanical garden ( Spain,) There was an Ulmus minor called "Pantalones"

that meaning trousers in ingles, I don't know why I'm thinking in it right now...
 

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Like the tree. Hate the pot and I'd bet the tree does too. It's too shallow for the root mass you have left on the tree. All those roots left exposed on the surface are in danger of sunscald and drying out. Ditto for the large thick surface root on the left.

Although CE are very capable of taking on shallow containers, this one needs more time in a deeper container to keep the roots alive and the top growing...
 

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Like the tree. Hate the pot and I'd bet the tree does too. It's too shallow for the root mass you have left on the tree. All those roots left exposed on the surface are in danger of sunscald and drying out. Ditto for the large thick surface root on the left.

Although CE are very capable of taking on shallow containers, this one needs more time in a deeper container to keep the roots alive and the top growing...
Interesting thoughts. You are speaking very absolutely. You think this tree will die in this container? I don't know that I agree.

I definitely don't want to keep it in this pot, but it's what I had available for now.
 

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Ok, that sounds like that you don't have the guts to do it. Jk too 🤣🤣

But if you like as it is, no more to say.Wonderful tree anyway.

P.S In Madrid's botanical garden ( Spain,) There was an Ulmus minor called "Pantalones"

that meaning trousers in ingles, I don't know why I'm thinking in it right now...
Haha I think if you check my post history, I have no problem chopping the top of a tree off. But you can't ever put it back. I have 50 years to make changes to this tree 😁.
 

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Interesting thoughts. You are speaking very absolutely. You think this tree will die in this container? I don't know that I agree.

I definitely don't want to keep it in this pot, but it's what I had available for now.
I don't think it will die, but forcing it into such a shallow pot can result in dead roots and slowed top growth-- Roots left out like are exposed to the sun and air. When repotting, roots belong under the soil...
 

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I don't think it will die, but forcing it into such a shallow pot can result in dead roots and slowed top growth-- Roots left out like are exposed to the sun and air. When repotting, roots belong under the soil...
Roots..... Under....... Soil....... Got it. 🤙
 

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Nice. I hope it thrives for you.
pot is nice. Tree is nice. But yeah, maybe another pot would compliment this tree more.
 

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Yeah, seems kinda obvious don't it...
Maybe or maybe not...Chinese elm are suitable for neagari style, so a few exposes root , IMHO, won't kill it meanwhile it had enough feeders roots under the soil. Look at that example of Harry Harrington's elm that I find in the web. It looks healthy, isn't it?

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Maybe or maybe not...Chinese elm are suitable for neagari style, so a few exposes root , IMHO, won't kill it meanwhile it had enough feeders roots under the soil. Look at that example of Harry Harrington's elm that I find in the web. It looks healthy, isn't it?

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Do you understand how neagari is developed? Roots are GRADUALLY exposed, with feeder roots covered in soil.


Your photo shows a tree with soil over the roots...in a pot that is too small for the tree...and yes, chinese elm can take a lot of abuse, but some things can be avoided with basic skills. Covering roots with soil at repotting is one of those basics.
 

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Do you understand how neagari is developed? Roots are GRADUALLY exposed, with feeder roots covered in soil.


Your photo shows a tree with soil over the roots...in a pot that is too small for the tree...and yes, chinese elm can take a lot of abuse, but some things can be avoided with basic skills. Covering roots with soil at repotting is one of those basics.
Clearly you're the only one in the thread that understands anything. And you deliver your information with such prose. A true inspiration of communication.
 

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