Cedar Elm (Cedarelm8pre)

Cedar Elm – Ulmus Crassifolia

Another specimen collected in April 2017, this one was a triple-trunk all the way.  I did the initial styling in October, and that should take us into 2018.  Note the way I have the pot tipped up; this is the best planting angle, for my money.  Regardless, it’s a good starting point for you to work from.

The trunk base is 3.5″, and the largest trunk is 9″ to the chop point.  I expect the tapering transition to be mostly smooth by the end of the 2018 growing season, assuming the leader is allowed to run properly.  From there it can be pruned back and the apex developed.  A 2-3 year project.  In the meantime, the two smaller trunks can be finished up.

SOLD: $275 (delivered)

Cedar Elm (Cedarelm7pre)

Cedar Elm – Ulmus Crassifolia

Nice stout pre-bonsai specimen collected this past April.  Great bark, taper and trunk movement.  Ready for its initial wiring now.  The trunk base is 2.5″, and it’s 12.5″ to the chop.  Finished height should be about 20-22″.  Will be ready for a bonsai pot either next year or 2019.

SOLD: $265 (delivered)

Cedar Elm (Cedarelmbonsai4)

Cedar Elm – Ulmus Crassifolia

Here’s an attractive three-tree planting that I just assembled today (7/9/17) from material collected in April.  The main tree has a trunk base of 1″, and the planting has an overall height of 16″ from the soil surface.  Potted in a beautiful Chuck Iker round.  I’d estimate the age of these trees at 6-10 years.  Today (8/17/17) I performed the next step in developing this forest by trimming overlong branches and bringing in the silhouette.

SOLD: $225 (delivered)

Cedar Elm (Cedarelm2pre)

Cedar Elm – Ulmus Crassifolia

This Cedar elm was field-grown for the past four years.  I lifted it in October of 2016, and it responded by throwing new growth all the way into winter!  Only recently has the old foliage fallen and been replaced with nice fresh spring growth.  This tree will continue growing with extreme vigor in 2017, which will allow a basic design to be created.  The trunk base is 1.5″ and it’s chopped at 13″.  Nice informal upright bonsai-to-be. 

Estimated Age: 5-7 years

SOLD: $95 (delivered)


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