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Old 09-15-2009, 08:59 AM   #16
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I think we are talking about a different tree. There's nothing small about these and I can't imagine how they could be used for bonsai. The two in the picture are taller than my house. These trees should not be growing near a house or power lines.

Can you post a picture of the Chinese Evergreen Elm you have there?

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Old 09-17-2009, 02:52 PM   #17
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gma2rjc- I'm pretty sure what you have is a Siberian Elm, same as mine.
I previously thought a Siberian and a Chinese was the same until looking them up on google images.
The Siberians are bad. No experience with the Chinese.

Tsal- you might be able to shovel around it, throw some chains under it, and move it with the bobcat or drag it on a tarp.
I can't think of other ways at the moment.
I'd expect it would be best after the first thaw going into amended dirt.

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:14 PM   #18
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I have a tree I like but its in the wrong place
Too big to move so instead I have started a seedling (several actually) from the tree
In a year or two I'll cut the old tree down
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Stillwerkin, you are absolutely right. I googled the Siberian and the Chinese Elm's and the two in my picture are not Chinese. In fact, the map I found doesn't even show them growing in Michigan. There are several other differences as well. Thanks for letting me know!

Tsal, sorry about the bad advice. Looking at the pictures I saw, I can see why you'd want to keep it. Good luck with it!
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Yup, this shows a Chinese Elm according to Google



and a bigger tree


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