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Re: Elm Trees

Postby Lolo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:38 pm

Two days away from your place and not a trace of sneezing.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Not convinced... :love4: may be Scott's wine of course..
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:57 am

Not convinced... :love4: may be Scott's wine of course..
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby Lolo » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:49 pm

Not convinced... :love4: may be Scott's wine of course..
You be careful Phil. Lolo will have you working in the fields tending to the crops. #-o
I did he picked and shelled peas!!! =D>
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby Mjolinor » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:26 am

I did he picked and shelled peas!!! =D>
My wife tried to teach me to do that but I never was successful. The last step is really hard "put the peas in the bowl" it always ends up as "put the peas in the mouth".

She no longer asks me to do it.

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Re: Elm Trees

Postby Lolo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:45 pm

I did he picked and shelled peas!!! =D>
My wife tried to teach me to do that but I never was successful. The last step is really hard "put the peas in the bowl" it always ends up as "put the peas in the mouth".

She no longer asks me to do it.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:00 pm

Tragedy has struck!

A couple of weeks ago two of my Elm stared showing signs of Dutch Elm disease - within a week they were totally dead. So far all the others look to be healthy but I'm checking them for signs regularly. Todays job was to fell and log one of them for burning as soon as it's safe to do so (it's a tinder box at the moment). The other will be coming down tomorrow.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby Lolo » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:49 pm

Tragedy has struck!

A couple of weeks ago two of my Elm stared showing signs of Dutch Elm disease - within a week they were totally dead. So far all the others look to be healthy but I'm checking them for signs regularly. Todays job was to fell and log one of them for burning as soon as it's safe to do so (it's a tinder box at the moment). The other will be coming down tomorrow.

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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:19 pm

You're not the first to say that, Lolo. They're on my main access path and I pass them daily - two weeks ago they looked healthy. Just wish I could get them burned now but it's like a tinder box down there.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:03 pm

And here's the resulting pile for burning. The brown staining is the fungal infection that blocks the waterways. One was English Elm and the other was Wych Elm - it's clear to see that the English has much further advanced infection than the Wych.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby Lolo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:07 pm

Wow :shock: pretty bad then, it must of been holding out showing signs until the last minute. Hope you not overdoing it Mr ! :grin:
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:28 pm

Hope you not overdoing it Mr
You know my health issues - it gets done at my pace while I watch the snails passing... but it gets done.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby DEEP DIVER » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:46 am

Some nice fire wood ready for winter in a few years time.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:18 pm

Well, last week I had a wander through the overcrowded acre or so that has little light - it's not an area I've spent much time in yet tho I plan on doing a lot of thinning there this winter to get light in and my heart leapt when, on the edge, I found what appeared to be a 45 year old, mature Elm but closer examination showed that it's from an old coppice stool and appears to actually be two trees from the same stool that have merged into one. It's still probably the oldest Elm I have tho...
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby george baker » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:34 am

Hi
I suppose if it is from a stool you wont have any idea how old it is, just an idea of when it was last coppiced.

Could it be tow shoots from the same tree? Or go you think seeds took root in the stool? I have seen the "wrong tree" growing in a cut branch of sycamore where a seed landed, Ash iirc

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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:06 pm

It's an old Elm copplice, George. Coppice an Elm and it diverts it's energy to sending up new shoots either from the stump or it's roots - this is two original shoots from the same stool that, at some point have melded themselves into one trunk.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:07 pm

On the way out today I spotted a small Elm sapling that's succumbed too - I'll have that down tomorrow.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby Lolo » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:02 pm

Never ending job :smile:
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby windmill john » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:23 pm

This just happened today!!!! Or should I say is actually happening.

What you don’t know is that the tree disappearing was humongous. It was beautiful, birds loved it, it waved in the wind. It was far bigger than anything else you see in the picture.
Sorry Ced, I don’t know what it was, but not elm.
There may be a reason for removing it, but personally I am seething and wish ill on the people responsible.

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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:33 pm

Sometimes there are very good reasons to fell a tree. It could be unstable, it could be that the roots are damaging the bungalow or it could be (most likely) that it was dangerous in that it could fall on the bungalow.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby windmill john » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:17 pm

It was very well established, definitely not a falling danger. My wife wants to give them the benefit of the doubt, but I have to say I’m angry.
The tree must have been there before the properties.

I generally don’t enjoy gardening, but we are custodians of the land and have to think of the animals before ourselves.

I fully understand if you left nature unchecked, we’d end up with trees everywhere at the detriment of other plants, but I believe the old adage, remove animals, the World ends. Remove people, the World continues.
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby boxerman » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Well, one of the Elm stumps is now sprouting well so is clearly still alive and well. Nothing from the other one yet tho..
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Re: Elm Trees

Postby mike pace » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:56 pm

Phil, I never made it to your wood, but I wish I had. A wonderful place to retire and reflect on life. RIP mate.

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One for Phil

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:03 pm

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Two Pine Marten carrying out a raid on the Squirrels Nuts (ooh Matron!) on the Ash Tree (Sorry not an Elm) in the garden this evening.
I know Phil would have appreciated that.

Phil,

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