My friend was in the process of clearing his backyard and needed some help with a tree that was sandwiched in a potting bed from the previous owners. He suckered me in to helping him knowing I’d probably want to keep whatever tree we dug.
Turns out it was a pretty nice elm with a thick trunk and a massive root structure entwined all throughout the concrete in the bed. Long story short, after a few hours of digging, trenching and cutting, I wrangled this free and brought it home.
Can anyone help me ID this elm? It looks like a Chinese elm to me, but I was hoping someone out there might have a definitive answer.
I think this is excellent material, my fingers are crossed that it makes it through. I’ve left the small sucker shoots on the sides to hopefully aid in its recovery.