The Siberian Elm has been enjoying a good period of very health growth this May / June. So much so it was time to set aside an afternoon and get snipping. No wires have been used on this tree; the last was a few years ago to simply reposition one branch. Other than that it is a ‘snip n grow.’
I’d taken this image with a Lumix Compact so apologies for the quality. So a few hours later , and this will do just fine. The following image is taken with a Canon DSLR.
I’ve taken the tree in by around 40mm at the skirt tapering up to around 10-15mm at the crown. I may have one further hard prune this year then no more for 2013.
In 2014 I will radically root prune this Elm and repot to the same Walsall Ceramics pot which in my life will be its resting home … unless an alternative pot crops up that I like; I doubt it though.