i figured this guy was an elm. i was wondering what cultiver it was. collected in Alabama.
Looks like a nice species. Am not familiar with trees in Alabama so I don’t have a guess, but it may be noted here: http://www.forestry.alabama.gov/TreeIDIndex.aspx?bv=5&s=1
thanks for the link. it would appear i have a winged elm. this was the only one i could find in the woods behind my work. all the sweet gums back there have wings on them, but no other trees. a bird must have pooped this tree for me to find.
Looks to me like a Zelcova.
Great picture, then, I have no clue.
It’s a winged elm, Ulmus Alata. They respond really well to training, in my experience. Good luck!
thanks. im going to try an airlayer on one of the leaders next year.
could i make cuttings from these two leaders instead of trying to airlayer them? they’ll be three year old branches this coming spring. i was wondering if thats too old for a cutting to root with this species? they were still fairly green this year too.
I typically select branches of 1/4 inch diameter or less for cuttings. I would not expect those to be successful. So based on your pictures i would use the side branches from the top pieces for cuttings. I have found the best results with shoots approximately 3 to 6 inches in length that have new wood emerging from last years wood just lignifying. So green emerging from brown. I keep an inch or so of the brown. Small side branches that can be torn off leaving a heel are excellent!
good looking out Frank. i appreciate the help.
went ahead and tried an airlayer. i used clonex. i like how the gel isn’t easily washed off. I’m hoping the added wire will increase the swell from the roots for more taper in the lower trunk. i used a perlite/vermiculite mix instead of moss since i water it everyday anyway.