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Elm - Big Decision

Posted by hatflyer (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 2, 13 at 13:12

i have to decide which way to go with this elm.

1) the taller version and removing that fat side branch, or

2) chopping the trunk 1/3 of the way up and using that thick side branch as the new leader. note that thick branch is bulbous and scarred.

any suggestions?

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RE: Elm - Big Decision

My opion only,,If it were my tree i would chop the big branch off.. you have no branches on the inter side of it .you would be starting over again.. the tall trunk has branches to work with...let us know what you do ok??? john

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