A slightly neglected Chinese elm

Adam does a nice job on a neglected little elm.

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This post begins inside and ends up outside. Opposite of the last post I guess.
Must mean I’m making progress.
Here’s the little tree.
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It a very modest Chinese elm. It began life a an s-curve and I chopped it. Kinda like this:
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Like I said, it’s very modest. The root base is very average.
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And I’ve neglected it a little.
You can see how much it’s grown since I wired it.
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My plan today is to unwire, trim and rewire, and repot.
Whoa?! Repot? I say that because the keen eyed readers in the audience probably saw the emergent and even emerged leaves on the tree.
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That’s a no no, ain’t it? Repotting a deciduous tree with leaves on it?
Here’s a secret you won’t see in any book: you have, with a chinese elm specifically, a much greater leeway in your repotting times, than with most other deciduous…

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